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.
Its very flat and a lot of strong wind. We see 2 small cyclones.
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.
Inge works in her office.
We pass several disinfection stops. After a fridge-check and washing the shoes and tires we can go on.
It’s not always refreshing in the open car..
At 1500 we arrive at the campsite in Gwetse. There is a pool!!
First a fresh dive!
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..
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.
Today we did 240 km´s.
Tomorrow further in the direction of Nata.
DJ en Inge