ride to Abuja
was a long one and full of concentration but with less traffic and more
watching the potholed road for a path through or even just avoiding the
potholes as you come on them, they are deep.
Made it to
the Sheraton Hotel no problems, time to live it up baby! This is a good place close to the
embassy’s. At 190GBP per night for the
cheapest room so I’m camping out the back with a hose for a shower, camping is
free here. There was also an overland
truck here that I meet in Togo
so it’s nice to have some company. Tried
to start the bike after the 6hours of riding with the lights off but nada,
nothing… battery is dead. With my usual luck I meet a local guy who
took me the following day to a keen biker who runs a bikers club. The Japanese battery will arrive tomorrow
evening from Lagos,
hope it’s good. Will cost 70GBP and a
bottle of wine for Iseko who believe it or not works for a road building
company, hope they didn’t build the roads I had been on!! My experience of the Nigerians has been very
good, very friendly and respectful, not at all what I’ve heard about them.
applied for my Angola visa
on Monday, will find out if I get it on Wednesday then it will be off for the Cameroon or Congo visa. Hope to leave here Friday or early Saturday.