The trouble is it is damn easy to drive into them. I’ve seen taxis with their front-ends in and their back ends up in the air. I’ve seen the right half of a Land Cruiser go in so the other two wheels are up in the air and the entire car is balanced on its axles.

Yesterday, I saw a big Mercedes lorry go in.

Problem with open sewers... Don't drive off the edge of the road

I don’t know how they got that thing out but it was gone in the morning.

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Obstacle

October 5, 2011

Obstacle

On the way home from school with the kids, I came across a bit of an obstacle in the road. Someone left a bit of machinery parked in my way and went home for the day. What isn’t obvious from the photo is that there were cars piled up behind me blaring and a u-turn is nearly impossible because of the open sewer.

I did manage to get around this behemoth by squeezing between it an the sign on the right.

Dog in a Truck

September 30, 2011

Dog on a Truck

I took this photo with my phone from my car near the new Vodafone head office in Accra, Ghana (one of the big buildings in the background). The dog has some Azawakh-like characteristics but with a major pot belly. Maybe he has a belly full of worms?

Sentinel vs Vandal

August 20, 2011

Sentinel

Sentinel

Tawzalt is scanning the garden, alert for intruders while I am having a wee dram of the Bowmore 12 on the porch. She is very distrustful of the staff in the neighboring apartment building who enjoy watching us over our garden wall during shift changes. In the background you can just make out our actual night guard in the little guard house.

Vandals

Vandals

When not keeping an eye on the neighborhood, nighttime is a good time for group hole-digging. Zel gets the hole started while Tawzalt inspects his work.

They follow this up whith a high-speed chase game and wrestling match which my phone has no chance of photographing in the pitch black.