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Saturday, 30 January 2010 - 18:38

Day 122 - Sat 30 Jan - 11,810km, Buea, Mount Cameroon, Cameroon

It's been great to catch up with my Dad since our reunion on Thursday and the arrival of the bank of Forbes has definitely coincided with a significant upturn in my standard of living! All ideas of enjoying some luxury relaxation have had to be put on hold however, as we set off on a 4 day trek up Mount Cameroon today. As an integral part of the ground team Pops recognises my survival needs on the road and has turned up with no less than 5 malt loafs including a limited edition festive number. The West African Soreen taste-testing experience will therefore recommence in earnest over the next few weeks, but first a 4000+m volcanic summit beckons, provided the old man's ticker and knees hold out!

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Malt loaf recipe?

Is the recipe for these energy-rich loaves a family secret? Look forward to discovering how the old man's ticker and knees cope! And of course, discovering more about the passing scenery as you ascend the mount - tho' Grace will be particularly concerned about your close proximity to a volcano - a bothersome awareness that crept into her wee head when studying the awesome power of volcanic eruptions at school last year! ;-)) So, on Grace's behalf, please take care and ensure you have a emergency escape plan - i.e. apart from food stocks! And do report your safe arrival back to your concerned Kiwi cuzzies - who are themselves experiencing their very first adventures camping up the coast, as i type.

Have a great time together, R

Have a great time together, R and R! We hope the view is good from the top. Love, Nessa and Piers 

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