Breakdowns & other Anomalies

Photo by Nicole ©1998

Breakfast being the pain in the arse she often was, Kampala, Uganda — July, 1998

Breakfast’s major breakdowns…

The first stall — One hour out of Adis Ababa.

The headlights have failed (because Aviv didn’t fix scam) — Nightfall, the road to Arba Minch, Ethiopia.

The steep hill we’re-not-going-anywhere-until-you-learn-to-swtich-gears stall — Road from Konso to Jinka, Southern Ethiopia.

The muffler falls off — The exhaust pipe had been severed, immediately in front of the silencer — 5 km outside of Moyale, Ethiopia.

The no-need-to-empty-gas-tank-for-five-extra-shillings-oxygen-welding risk— Moyale, Ethiopia.

The Moyale choke is jammed shut carburetor fuel intake halt — Moyale, Ethiopia.

The steering wheel jammed it-is-not-safe-here scare — 20 k’s north of Archer’s Post, Kenya.

The headlights failed / hold a flashlight out the window stress — Kenya.

The flat tyre incident — Nairobi, Kenya.

The rewiring, new battery, and fixed lights Peter escapade — Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.

The night game drive there-are-leopards-over-there backward-uphill bush stall — Nakuru National Park, Kenya.

The Kitale starter motor reverse bargain — Kitale, Kenya.

The car won’t start / road to Uganda gas station / give me 10 shillings hold up — Eastern Kenya.

Starter Issues at Bujagali Falls — Jinja, Uganda.

Alternator Issues — Kampala Kenya.

The Lake Magadi Engine Compression Scare — The road back to Nairobi.

The multiple 2.8 flat tyres a day scam — The road from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha, Tanzania.

The jack has failed close-call — Road from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha.

The bloody wheel is about to fall off scenario— The road from Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha, Tanzania.

The retread not you nor Bill Clinton can save you scam — Arusha, Tanzania.

The car won’t start, leave me alone, go to Zanzibar incident — White Sands, Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

The Karonga car won’t start not the alternator again electrical problem — Karonga. Malawi.

The GEAR BOX hysteria — Nkhata Bay, Malawi.

The lack of brakes and no starter bog down — Chobe, Botswana.

The electrical fire — Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The muffler explosion — Road to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe.

Retread failures — ?.

The drive shaft fallout — Zimbabwe.

The hood pop-up — The road to Livingstone, Zambia.

The second gear box, I give up failure — Northern Namibia.

The brake lines difficulty scenario — Namib-Naukluff, Namibia.

The battery gets gorged by the alternator fan acid meltdown — ?.

Various attempts to fix the alternator and starter motor.

Hundred of flat tyre fixes — Everywhere.

Daily battery failures — Everywhere.

The car door seizes — South Africa.