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Africa

Morocco

21-26/01/2009

A daunting introduction to Morocco.

Another cold start and a two hour ride round Rabat looking for an Hotel.

Hotel hunting is turning into a bit of a sport.

The bike is booked in for a service, and it rains a lot in Casablanca.

A long wait at BMW.

27/01-02/02/2009

Some long days in the saddle.

Clear of Morocco and into-

Mauritania

Late arrival at Nouadhibou, Mauritania.

Kipping in a Service Station.

Incredible driving in Nouakchott.

03-09/02/2009

Lazy day in Nouakchott.

Arriving in Rosso, not nice.

The Diemma crossing!!

Senegal

Broken down bike, not mine.

Great site at Lac Rose.

No visa at CDI Embassy

10-15/02/2009

Great roads from Kaffrine to Tambacounda.

Mali

Easy border crossing.

Met Jean Phillipe & Yumi.

1st night in the wild.

Woke up not eaten by local wildlife.

No VTE in Bamako

16-22/02/2009

Still no tyres.

Expensive Visa’s.

Day Trip to Djenne.

Good bye Mali, Hello….

Burkina Faso

Easy crossing into BF.

8 Nights in Ougadougou.

23/02-05/03/2009

A change of itinerary.

Measuring up for a container.

Leave Ouaga eventually.

Benin

No probs crossing again.

Getting a bit more jungly.

A lucky escape?

06-13/03/2009

No camping on the beach.

Card eaten at Cotonou.

3 up on a C90.

Stuck at Grand Popo.

Togo

Who’s following who?

Nearly found tyres.

Heavy fruit!

Lorraine’s camera fixed.

Right choice to ship out.

14-22/03/2009

Akloa Falls day trip.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed Route

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Date: 21/01/09 - 25/10/09

17/03/2009 Crossing into:-

Ghana

African Haircut.

Meeting up with the team again.

Don’t believe the menu.

Hurry up and wait.

Tuna by the bucket full.

23/03-07/04/2009

Finally fed up with the Sealane Hotel.

No room on the boat for us!!

Flights booked to Johannesburg.

Puppy.

The team grows.

Blue Sky Hotel!!

08-26/04/2009

17/04/2009 arrive:-

South Africa

Back to civilisation!

IGot-U stolen.

Elections and Public Holidays.

Quotes sorted and Agent booked.

27/04 - 13/05/2009

Happy Birthday to me.

Good to have the vehicles back.

The “Family” splits up.

New tyres at last!

Back on the road again.

More storms.

Brilliant Backpackers.

14-27/05/2009

Highland Games!!

Carving up the local golf course.

No go Lesotho.

Thumpers.

28/05 - 12/06/2009

Chicken Rally.

New IGOT-U arrives.

Brake Pads, More costly than the Service!

Rosemary.

No animals.

12/06/2009 arrive:-

Swaziland

13/06 - 03/07/2009

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Riding the logging roads.

16/06/2009 back into:-

South Africa

Sleeping on stones.

Charlie (Chin) Bradley.

Kruger National Park.

Blyde River Canyon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27/06/2009 arrive:-

Botswana

Meet Ian again.

Okavango Delta.

04-12/07/2009

08/07/2009 arrive:-

Zambia

No sleep.

Vic Falls.

11/07/2009 arrive:-

Namibia

Hard first day in Namibia.

Nice room for the price of camping.

13-25/07/2009

Meteorite and lion.

Difficult Car Hire.

Etosha National Park.

Hard wood.

Hard roads.

Meet the French family again.

Mike and Massa.

Rocks.

Gravel.

Out of fuel.

No shipwrecks.

Nearly a bike wreck!

27/07-13/08/2009

Met Roly & Steve.

11/08/2009 arrive:-

South Africa

Holiday!

Shipping.

14/08 -12/09/2009

18,000 mile service.

Langebaan.

Ian flies home.

On the road again.

Route 62.

Sex shop!

Kango Caves.

Swartberg Pass.

13/09 - 06/10/2009

Graaf Reinet.

Addo Elephant Park.

Garden Route.

Can’t go any further South.

BMW meeting.

Bike packed and ready to go.

07/10 - 25/10/2009

Evicted!!

Loaded.               

Good bye South Africa.

25/10/2009

Arrive Buenos Aires.