Day 114 Ethiopia : Gorgora - Gonder

Day 114 Ethiopia

Trip Distance 69 km (43 m) Total Distance 13010 km (8086 m)
Road Condition 10% tar 90% dirt, corrugation, mud  
Time to travel 0.25 hrs 1.5 hrs  
Stopover
Gonder
Belegez Pension N12.61051 E37.47188 EB120 - En suite, hot showers when electricity available, flushing loo, clean

We had a really sad leaving of Tim and Kim's place this morning - it was a real wrench to leave but eventually we had to.  So we set off back along the road to Gonder.  It was raining cats and dogs there so we parked up the car and set ourselves up in the room with some coffee and biscuits, Kim's wireless dongle for access to the internet and spent a lazy afternoon alternating between writing blogs, posting them to the website and sleeping. 

That night we managed to drag ourselves up for a walk into town and had a fabulous supper at the Golden Gate Bridge Restaurant (near the Circle Hotel).  As it was a fast day, we couldn't have meat so the Steak Bismark (steak, egg and chips) was off the menu and replaced by a fish pizza (seriously really nice and MUCH better than it sounds) whilst I had fried fish fillets with berberry (the local chillies ie peri-peri), chips and a green salad.  All washed down with the a bottle of local red wine, Gouder Export (fasting doesn't mean no alcohol!!!) and brandy coffee - sublime.