November 7th – day 139

Wednesday 07 November

Today we make our first day in the direction of Campsite Elephant Sands.

We want to do it in 2 days. Today we want to drive about 200km. 

We leave Maun at 8. That’s a good time, its already hot.

During the trip we pass 2 National Parks. 

ostrich

ostrich


ostrich with the model T

ostrich with the model T


Its very flat and a lot of strong wind. We see 2 small cyclones. 

cyclone

cyclone


Today it’s really very hot. Dirk drives the Ford below the 60km per hour. That way the temperature of the car stay just below the 100 degrees.

During the lunch Dirk-jan cools down on the Ford. 

relaxing at the model T

relaxing at the model T


Inge works in her office.

office

office


We pass several disinfection stops. After a fridge-check and washing the shoes and tires we can go on. 

disinfection

disinfection


It’s not always refreshing in the open car.. 

ash cloud

ash cloud


At 1500 we arrive at the campsite in Gwetse. There is a pool!!

First a fresh dive! 

nice beer

nice beer


At the campsite is standing a Dodge Brothers.  

The steelwork is still very hard, and the engine and drive line are fully complete, a nice project.. 

dodge brothers1

dodge brothers1


dodge brothers2

dodge brothers2


The Ford is equipped with a start battery and a backup battery.

Dirk mentioned this morning that the Ford was not starting on the start battery only. With the backup batteries no problem.

So we check the voltage of the start battery, this is very low. We also check the voltage when the motor is running. The multimeter shows a very strange high Voltage. We call our electrical helpdesk, Bart.

He thinks the regulator is broken. This is built in the alternator, so we change the alternator with the spare one.

Still we have the strange high voltage. It´s a strange story. 

alternator

alternator


 

Today we did 240 km´s.

Tomorrow further in the direction of Nata.

 

DJ en Inge

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One Response to November 7th – day 139

  1. Inge & Nico says:

    Goed op schema. Zelfs voordat Sinterklaas in Nederland is (jl. zaterdag 17 nov) al in Zuid-Afrika! Mooi gegaan. Gr. Inge & Nico.

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