I just rode away from a park with the gps on a pannier, and only realised a few km down the road where we stopped for lunch.
Swearing, I left Sal at the restaurant and rode back to town not really thinking I’d find it, and not even sure where I’d lost it. I asked around the carpark, in a couple of shops I’d been in and eventually gave up and went back to where I’d left Sal about 2km away.
We started brainstorming ideas to get a new one delivered into remote Zambia while eating goat and veg with pap, when an out of breath african guy ran up to the table holding the gps!
“You dropped it in town and I took it because some other people there wanted to keep it, but I thought you might come back, then I saw you again riding past and I shouted and waved but you didn’t see me, so I just kept walking hoping to find you”
We were speechless!
“Thank you so much, you have no idea how important this is for us.”
We gave him ten kwachas for his trouble, which he was pumped with.
Sometimes you get lucky. We like Zambia 😁