A walk to the Bulldozer


The first part of this walk involved finding a taxi that would make the trip to the market, then to the gate of the mine without falling apart. It was a very bumpy road with the shocks bottoming with a bang every time we hit a bump. BTW the roads are all bumps.
market
This is the market, I had to pretend that I was talking on the phone when taking this photo. There were loads of police all over the place just waiting to make a buck of anyone for any arb thing.  Photos, a big no no. Can you believe that we were able to pick up a genuine Caterpillar oil filter at this place for only $50?
thewalk
Finally, the walking part of this post. This is the team carting all the kit we need to get the repair done. We will probably only need a size 12 spanner for this job but it is such a mission to get to the machine, better to be over prepared. These guys are as tough as nails. I have real respect for the team up here.
mess
This dump site goes on for miles, I saw an opportunity for a decent photo. I really like this shot, just random, colorful and full of stuff to look at. Did a few things in Photoshop to make the colors pop a bit but not bad for my Samsung.
dumptruck
I just love the huge machines that litter the copper mine. They have all made their millions, and now have settled down for retirement. Towering over most things just keeping their eyes on the movement.
oilchange
Closing up after a hot and dirty oil change. This machine is much happier now and the lights on the dash reflect this.

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5 thoughts on “A walk to the Bulldozer”

  1. Middle Darkest (greenest) Africa is an awesome place.
    Thanks for sharing a portion of the adventure with us.
    I love the graphic way that you have blogged.
    I suppose a picture paints a thousand words is an apt explanation 🙂

    1. Thank you so much Gary.
      As you know, I wasn’t exactly the top of my class for literature when I dropped out of school.
      Photos helps me explain without the need to spell and punctuate

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