31.01.1999 - 01.02.1999
How time flies! Our exit plans were hampered by a deceitful local driver and then by more torrential rain. A ute took 28 people and gear for the hour long, rough journey to Monkey Bay. It was only 280 km journey but with four vehicles and usual number of stops. We only arrived in Blantyre 5.00 pm. At least drizzly rain provided some respite from usual heat. Countryside was very fertile with maize crops prominent and usual bus-hawkers. Settled into pleasant, yet more pricey, Doogles Hostel. Had shower, etc, watched football, consumed quiet beer, enjoyed a vege lasagne before early bed.