Team lipstick bit farewell to David who needed to fly back to Dubai – it was really great for David to come over to start with team Lipstick’s 2014 trip especially so that he also was there when Lipstick went up North in 20111 and he was meeting up with the team in Alexandria.
Team Lipstick hopes that Dave had a great flight home to Dubai and looks forward to meet up with him again in EL during October 2014.06.17. Dave told his Dad that the best medicine against getting tired whilst driving is some Red Bull
Andre and Willy then proceeded to get on the highway towards Agadir and were also on the lookout for a suitable garage in order to get some hydraulic fluid for the steering transmission. Obviously there was not enough fluid in the system causing the steering wheel to be extremely tough to turn especially at start up when the oil is still cold.
On the highway a nice garage was found, the hydraulic oil purchased and the big difference was immediately observed as the steering could now be done with great ease.
Passing Agadir on the eastern site the drive took Lipstick through the Atlas Mountains climbing up to some 1100m above sea level through sometimes winding roads.
The overtaking of trucks required some special attentions as they often did not leave enough road space for a bigger car like Lipstick to pass them. Everything went well however and Lipstick passed through the following towns of Tiznit, Goulimine, TANTAN(Happy holiday in Europe TAN) before arriving in the final destination of the Day TARFAYA
Shortly before arriving in Tafoya team Lipstick saw a car stuck about 15m from the road in deep Saharan sand.
On enquiring what happened the driver SAAD explained that he tried to avoid a big truck coming at him and this caused him to land in the soft sand which is neighbouring the left and right hand side of the road?
For the first time Lipsticks tow line came in handy and without much effort the Mitsubishi double Cab of Saad was taken out of the sand and put back on the tar road.
Saad was obviously so excited that he offered to show team Lipstick some good guesthouse in Tarfaya duly guided them to the Casamar guest house in Tarfaya. The event was celebrated with a taste of good coffee although both Andre and Willy would have preferred some more foamy cool drink but respecting the alcohol free rules of the town made them also swallow some really good Moroccan coffee.