28th December Badly bitten by the ants again. Drove all day on reasonable roads. 1km into our 100km of bad roads to the border we broke a spring & had to fix it. Bushcamped by the side of the road, in the jungle.
29th December Continued on the rough dirt road, with branches & insects being broken/brushed into the truck all the way.
We had to pull a 4x4 out of a ditch (they'd been in it for 12 hours!) - it had a broken drive shaft. We broke a bridge crossing it. The last 14 kms to the border took 4 hours. We crossed into Guinea (Guinean Francs), and bushcamped by the Guinean immigration office. It is a rarely used border crossing - in 2010 only 63 people left Sierra Leone over it - 2 Irish, the rest Nigerian, Guinean or Sierra Leonan.