10th July 2014  

After a late wake up (due to soccer celebrations) the team decided to proceed to the Cameroon border and stay over in the mountains at the ObutuLodge.There was not too much traffic on the road but a lot of motorbikeres transporting all sorts of goods

Coffins…..

Coffins

Coffins

Bananas….

Banannas

Banannas

Building Materials….

Building Materials

Building Materials

Ladders…..

Ladders

Ladders

Family mebers….

Family Members

Family Members

Fire wood….

Firewood

Firewood

So back to Ikon and then a turn to the right and Lipstick had to start climbing some mountains.

Obudu Plateau – very similar to the mountain range of Ethiopia…

Obudu Plateau

Obudu Plateau

Wikipedia quote:

The Obuntu resort is owned by the Nigerian government and close by to its national park namedObudu Cattle Ranch (now known as the Obudu Mountain Resort) is a ranch on the Obudu Plateau.

It was developed in 1951 by Mr. McCaughley, a Scot who first explored the mountain ranges in 1949.He camped on the mountaintop of the Oshie Ridge on the Sankwala Mountains for a month before returning with Mr. Hugh Jones a fellow rancher who, in 1951, together with Dr Crawfeild developed the Obudu Cattle Ranch.The Obudu Cattle Ranch known presently as the Obudu Mountain Resort is found on the Obudu Plateau close to the Cameroon Border in the North Eastern part of Cross River State of Nigeria, approximately 110 km east of the town of Ogoja and 65 km from the town of Obudu in ObanlikuLocal Government Area of Cross River State.

Wikipedia: (unquote)

Team Lipstick were the only guests in this resort right up and surrounded by  lots of Mountains

Sunset in the Nigerian mountains

Sunset in the Nigerian mountains

Sunset in the Nigerian mountains

The team decided to have a rest day on 10th July to give Lipstick a clean-up and update this of course the game between Holland and Argentine was not to be missed and the team is now looking forward to the final between Germany and Argentine on 13th July.

Team Lipstick together with Nigerian Football fans….

Team Lipstick together with Nigerian Football fans

Team Lipstick together with Nigerian Football fans

 

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