Thursday, August 17, 2006

Nearing the end

Nearing the end of the campaign.

The river has filled up. Not suprising as we are there during the Monsoon season.

Organizing the end of campaign parties which should be fun.

Leaving Niamey Monday at 3am. Should be back in Leeds by 10pm.




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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Flying through a storm

Flying back from Lagos we encountered some thunder storms. We ended climbing through the anvil of a cumulo nimbus cloud at 33,000 ft!!!




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Flying over lagos

We are interested to know how much pollution is emitted by the cities in West Africa. The obvious target for us is Lagos. So we flew around the city at a radius of 25 miles and flew over the airport. This should hopefully allow us to workout how much pollution was being produced by the millions of people who live there.




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Flying down to 50 ft over the sea

Flew down to Cotnonou yesterday. Flew at 50 ft over the sea. Little video of that.......


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Pretty Clouds and me!




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Monday, August 07, 2006

Trees

A couple of days ago we flew southwards to see lake volta (Togo Ghana border), see what the trees emit. Went over lots of trees, volcanic plugs, sugar plantations, towns etc




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Desert

Went on a flight northwards to the desert. Ended up scaring some camels and goats. Went over people living in tents.






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Sunset

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Dust





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Graham's birthday

A couple of days ago it was Graham's birthday. We had a cake commissioned.






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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Where have we been

This is where we have been so far .........

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Niger Day

Today is Niger idenpendence day!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger

Mat

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Half way

Halfway through the campaign!

Hippo Hunting






Went hippo hunting yesterday. Got paddled up the river which is a bit stinking and full of stuff you don't want to think about. Had to bail out the boats as we went. Found a couple of hippos but they didn't come out of the river. All good fun but I did shower afterwards and cover myself in disinfectant. Posted by Picasa