05.03.2009 - 13.03.2009 15 °C
France we again passed very fast.
In Spain again some friends were waiting for us - so we planned to stay there for few days - just to wait until soft boxes for Martins studio flashes will arrive from Germany and go - as we all we exited to reach to the African roads and let the real adventure to begin.
Since me and Martin left everything in Estonia behind and were literally shifting to Ghana - the car was over packed. We started hearing funny noise from back right wheel already in France. Since noise got worse and worse in Spain we decided to take time to fix the problem. The wheal bearing had broken down we found out in Subaru workshop at Granada. But in Spain nothing happens before tomorrow - Manjana, manjana...
"Come back we will check whats wrong tomorrow!" "Found the fault - ok come back tomorrow to fix..." and so on.
So we set up the tent not too far from workshop in Granada and started waiting. It took time for the spare part to arrive from Madrid, so we took a chance to look around in Nerja, Malaga and Marbella.
Since in Spain the weather was not as extreme as in Eastern Europe we spent many nights at tent. Camping on our friends roof at Nerja was awesome!!!!!
We took the ferry from Tarifa to Tanger on 13th of March 2009. That day I did my first steps in Africa. Although on cant get the real African touch in Morocco yet.
Before getting the ferry we did some serious food shopping in Tarifa - to be prepared for desert. Soups, cookies, fast noodles, water, water, water.... It was too much water actually - in desert there was surprisingly many chances to buy some more supplies.
From our last Spanish trip - where we bought the car for African trip, me and Martin remembered a super good and very affordable Chinese buffet in Marbella. So we decided that before we get to suffer with not much food in desert we deserve to have one proper meal - to eat in buffet until we literally cant walk. So Marbella we went, found the buffet - door locked. Yeah it was a bit early, we decided and sat down in the park in front of the buffet to wait until it gets opened. By 2pm we had waited about 3 hours - whatta patience aaah??? And by that time we could really feel the hunger - so one of us went to check the buffet again - maybe we just did not notice people going in and opening the place? Could be... Well that's when we found the signboard on the window - the place was closed on Thursdays AND IT WAS a Thursday! Damn Damn Damn! Happens!
Waiting for the buffet to be opened.