Islamabad 1st. November 2005
Just a little tailpeice before I leave Pakistan....
Travels with Larry the lamb.
When I left Germany I was quite well padded with all the German sausage and beer that I had been drinking.
However, as the trip progressed and I have been dreprived of alcohol for three
months in Muslim counties, the padding has disappeared and I was on the look out for a soft solution for the cut down Suzi seat to enable me to ride more than 50km without stopping.
As Elke, Chris and I were riding in
the Skardu valley we saw some animal skins being dried in the road and so I stopped and enquired after a sheep skin. I had to buy the complete skin, tail, dags and all and carried it draped over the seat. Every time I
stopped the flies swarmed round as it was not properly dried and cured so, when I arrived at Islamabad off came the tail and, having remembered the methods used for skin curing in Morocco, I took a leaf out of their
book and used urine as well as salt and hung it up to dry on the washing line.