The Zap Cats are Now on Their Way to Their Final Resting Place

The last day in the Zap Cats was slightly marred by the heavier than usual grounding of one of the boats rendering it and the engine unusable. A decision was taken to remove the boat from the river and to double up on one boat for the last poignant night.

It was a strange feeling for the team as they loaded their equipment and Zap Cats onto the lorry for the last time. These small boats had been their entire world for the 71 days of the Expedition and had seen them through some incredible times. All three of the team had nothing but praise for the boats and the engines. Talking to Neil McGrigor and Cam McLeay as they watched the boats being loaded they both vowed they would never have anything other than a Yamaha engine, Neil said ” We’ve put them through hell and high water, turned them upside down, set fire to one and still they keep going. It’s incredible!”

The Zap Cats are now on their way to their final resting place, likely to be a lake in Uganda.

23 March

Forest Telegraph !

The team’s trusted aide from Uganda Juma Tiri arrived in a truck from Uganda to take care of the Zap Cats. He and his colleague, Landi joined up with them at a place called Ngobagoba. This had become known in Neil McGrigor’s logistic plan as Bridge “A”.

The going has become increasingly tough as the team proceed up the Nile in Rwanda. This last section is known locally as the Nyabarongo River. It contains many small rapids, some large waterfalls and an increasingly narrow passage between the Forest through which the river passes.

Grounding on the rocky or sandy bottom has become a frustrating past time and, on one day recently the team managed to shave nearly an inch off the propellors of the Yamaha engines. Neil ruefully comments “we’re down to our last propellor blades, just as well we’re near the end”

Journalist Lisa Grainger joins Neil McGrigor for a flavour of the Expedition

Also at Bridge “A” the team met up with journalists Lisa Grainger and Tracey Clarke. Whilst not exactly a Livingstone-Stanley moment it still proved memorable, not least for Lisa’a excursion with the team up the river and into the Forest alongside it. Expeditionary men rarely give any quarter and Lisa found herself going over the side to push the Zap Cats out of the sand. She also hiked for several kms with Cam and Garth to recce the river and possible porterage points.

Tracey’s day was less eventful but did involve a game of Manchester United V Chelsea with the local village children.

22 March

Team enjoy a wonderful welcome in Kigali!

The team have received a great welcome in Kigali. With the help and support of the ORPTN, the tourism authority for Rwanda and the company, Thousand Hills a busy press conference was organised on the Nile at the Nyabarongo Bridge. Here in Kigali the river Nile is known locally as the Nyabarongo River. The team featured on local TV, radio and in the press.

Neil, Cam and Garth took advantage of their proximity to Kigali and its civilised offerings to do a little shopping for food and essentials. And echoing their Victorian predecessors they even stole a little luxury with a wash and brush up at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Today it’s back on the river but they are expecting more visits from the press as they near their goal of the source of the Nile.

20 March

Hail Rwanda – team get rude awakening with thunder storms and hail!

The team should be passing Kigali tomorrow. After several days of stop/start they are now enjoying better progress.

They have encountered huge storms today together with unseasonal hail!

Neil McGrigor reports that he was thrown out of his boat today. He swiftly got back in – encouraged by the fact that the team are still seeing crocodiles and hippos on the river.

18 March

Rusumu Falls from the air

Cold and wet but making good progress in Rwanda

The latest news from the team is that good progress has been made through the 170 km of Siibna Swamp. Neil alikened it to the passage through the Sudd swamps in Sudan.

It’s raining at the moment, and chilly!

Another portage has been necessary today, this time around the impressive and powerful Rusumu Falls.

Cam’s latest diaries, just received, reveal the bond of friendship between the core team of Neil, Cam and Garth is growing stronger by the day.…

15 of the Coolest Houses on Earth

We’ve moved a lot of people through out the UK. This is just a small list of some of the coolest houses we’ve ever come across whether it be in person or via the internet.

People can live virtually anywhere on the face of the Earth. However, not everyone would think to build a house that looks like a mushroom or one that’s so thin, you can barely lie down across the living room, others are content with their cozy house located in a bland suburban neighborhood. But for the owners and designers of these homes, being unique is more than anything.

Let’s get started and have a tour of 15 of the coolest houses on Earth.

  1. The Upside-Down House

Located at Szymbark, Poland; the upside down house was built as a statement about the communist era and the end of the world. The house took 114 days to build as the workers are disoriented by the wall’s angles. It is one of the best tourist attractions in the village of Szymbark and most of them who went inside went dizzy and seasick after a few moments.

  1. Keret House

Also from Poland, looks like this country is full of bizarre and cool houses eh, the Keret house was built for writers who undergoes a program. It was headlined last 2012 when it was first unveiled, probably because it’s only measuring around 5 feet at its widest point. It was built between two buildings which made them one. The first building was built before World War II and the second one was built after Polish War. The architect, named Jakub Szczesny, said that he fell in love with a space between two buildings created from different time periods, and thus, he decided to make a link.

  1. Villa Leopolda

Located in France and the reason a man lost $75 million, Villa Leopolda located in Villefranche-sur-Mer was built for King Leopold II of Belgium in 1902. The estate is huge, covering an area of 20 acres. Its garden would require around 50 full time gardeners. There are 1200 olive, orange, lemon and cypress trees. A Russian billionaire in the name of Mikhail Prokhorov intended to buy it when the owner Lily Safra decided to sell it. He deposited $75 million dollars but eventually backed out after the economic crisis of 2008. However, a court rule decided that he had to forfeit the deposit that he put down on the mansion.

  1. Barbie Malibu Mansion

Created as an honor for Barbie’s 50th birthday, Jonathan Adler created this real life 3,500 square feet mansion inspired by the famous doll’s home. The house’s interior looks entirely similar to what Barbie’s home looks like with closets filled with pink peep-toe heels and kitchen was stuffed with cupcake making ingredients. It’s no wonder your daughter, sister, female cousin or girlfriend would love to go here.

  1. Transformer House

Gary Chang, an architect based in Hong Kong created his very own house that looks like just a plain, simple studio. “Okay, so-so let’s get out of here”, you might say after entering here for the first time. But as soon as you discover how lazy this Gary Chang is, you would be very astounded. This house could actually morph into 24 different rooms, and he has managed to keep a full household within a small lot spacing around 32 square meters. “Instead of me moving from one room to the other, actually I don’t move – the home moves for me,” he says.


Best Compact Pistol 2017

In 2017 we had an interesting variation of new designs of combat pistols and we are going to look at the ones which stood out.

The following is a list of the best combat pistol 2017:

1. Les- Baer Thunder Ranch(Special)

This second Generation Thunder Ranch contains the following enhancements:
– A standard thickness grip,
– Skillful thumb safety,
– Has a magazine capacity of seven rounds,
– 5.0 inches barrel length.
In addition, it has the following features,
– Lowered and flared ejection ports,
– Aluminum match trigger,
– Throated barrel,
– Enhanced comfort in carrying since it has rounded corners and edges.
RRP $ 2,530.

2. Ed-Brown Compact

– Stainless barrel,
– Match grade,
– Laminated wood grips,
– 4.25 inches barrel length,
– Weighs 37 ounces,
– Has an Officer’s Model grip-frame,
RRP $2,695-$2,795 depending on the finish.

3.Browning Black Label Medallion

This is the best tiny-looking Browing 1911. It has the following unique features
– Checkered rosewood grip panels,
– Eight rounds magazine capacity,
– Weighs 18 ounces,
– Has 4.25 inches barrel length,
– A composite aluminum frame.
RPP: $799.9

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4. Caracal Enhanced F

Named after a medium-sized African predatory cat. This best combat pistol has the following features:
– Has an integrated trigger safety,
– Its chamber is fully supported,
– QPQ-nitride coating,
– Has 18 rounds magazine capacity,
– 4.1 inches barrel length,
– Weighs 28 ounces.

5. Cimarron Bad Boy Flat-Top

This is a well-made gun in a classic taste. The Cimarron Bad Boy has the following features:
– Has a cylinder capacity of six rounds,
– Barrel length is either 6.0 or 8.0 inches the choice is yours,
– Octagon barrelled,
RPP: $570.70

6. Colt Cobra

This is a proper snub-nose with a 2.1-inch barrel.
– Six rounds cylinder capacity,
– 25 ounces weight,
– 2.1 inches barrel length,
– A stainless steel frame.
– Rubber grip with finger grooves.


From the above best combat pistol 2017, you will find the latest handguns with a number of unique features. This is a review of the latest handguns and their recommended retail price. Read more

Written by: bjahmwangi

Becoming a successful Poker Player

Becoming a successful poker player you need the below-mentioned qualities:

1.You should need a good temperament, self-control, and obedience.
2.Players need to be moderately intelligent. It is not like that only a genius can achieve the best. Alternatively if you are poor in math consistently, you are recommended to change the career path.
3.It is preferable having a mathematical background understanding the odds and variance properly.
4.A good poker player must put the ego aside; a competitive mentality is enough to play well.
5.He or she needs good analytical skills.

Professional poker players should have the power to read people. With a positive mind a professional player can handle any pressure. A beginner is guided by the Poker Books for Beginners. These books are offered by a reliable and experienced poker site. These books will help you to be an expert player in this field.

1.Everyone likes a rapid buck and you are not the exception. In this choice, you have options to make huge sums of money in a short period of time.
2.If you take a look on the rules of different countries you will find some country where poker is legal completely and you do not need to pay any taxes on your win.
3.If you feel to stay lazy and anarchical throughout the day, you have still the best fortune in this mode of online playing.
4.It is your life and you should do what you enjoy the most. Most people have the dream to be an actor, player, and singer etc. professional poker is an alternating route of glamorous careers.…

Benefits and the Required Qualities of Poker Field

People have accepted the advancement of the technology. Internet has made the lives easygoing and improved. It has offered many opportunities to earn huge money. It has offered many fields through which one can get the chances of earning extra money. One of the attractive and glamorous fields is online gambling. It is a famous category people have grown the faith on it. This allows the player to amazingly earn unbelievably and limitlessly.

Poker is nice and very attractive games but the proper enjoyment and fun of this game will be get by understanding this game completely. Without knowing the playing tricks, it can bring a great loss to a player. In the crowd of websites, there are many poker sites that are designed to provide a huge convenience to the players by different mean. If you are obvious about the reason of playing poker games, you can take a look on the following.

Here are the benefits of poker playing:
1.Players have the choice selecting their own hours of playing. If you feel that you have a dull mood today you have the choice not to work and you will not be asked by anyone for not working or playing the day.
2.You are the boss of yourself. There is no one who will order you or ask you anything about the playing or not playing.
3.You have a freedom completely when you wake up or when you work. Very freely and independently you can do your work.
4.It is in your hand how you earn more money than the people of your age. And you need less effort fulfilling this desire.
5.It is hard to find many fields, capable of providing this much fun as poker. It is proved as a very enjoyable event. …