Early that morning we headed to find the museum again. After managing to get tickets for the castle and have a brief look around we had to make tracks to Nampula.
We caught a speedy little chappa to the main toad then caught our first hitch hike ride in the back of a pickup. What took us 3 hours in a bus only took 1! He was flying, quite worrying at times, but arrived safe and sound. Due to the speed and wind neither of us realised how burnt we were getting. I was very red!
Stayed at Monte Carlo again.
We had Bern told there was a coach that ran tomorrow morning from Nampula all the way to Baira, covering half of Mozambique by Ian and pj. Turns out we can't, because all the tickets are sold out! To make things worse we got stooped by some arrogant petty policeman who was shouting at us, and we had no idea what he was saying. AK47 on show, he grabbed an indian guy to translate, turns out he wanted our passports which were back at the hotel. Eventualy we just walked off with him calling for us to go back, almost expecting a crack of gunfire from behind. I must admit I had a bit of a panic. Nampula was a real dodgy city that was ridiculously expensive to stay the night and we could be here for a while. I wanted out of North Mozambique.
We headed for the Market to get food and I insisted we head back to bus stop to enquire more. Turns out we can go, not as far, but we would only loose one day. We booked and got an early night.