Tamale was noticeably hotter than the other places we’d been. The constant engine heat blasting onto my legs certainly wasn’t helping. There were a few things we needed to do here: get another camera memory chip, fill up with gas, visit an ATM and have lunch.
After gassing up, Stanley drove us to his favorite restaurant, called Swad. It was a charming place with lots of trees, which made it considerably cooler and more pleasant. The food was very good.
As it was only about 1:00 pm, Stanley thought we could make it to Navrongo for our overnight stay. Navrongo was the closest town to Sirigu village where he was familiar with the available lodging, and we didn’t know how far Sirigu was. Stanley was also skeptical about the accommodations, even though I mentioned there was a guest house available there.
Once we finished our meal, after a brief rest we hit the road again.