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May 18, 2008 GMT - To the Cape
Once I was across the border into South Africa I decided to make a bolt for Cape Agulhas. I was so close now I just wanted to get there. Chris had gone on ahead to try to find a new...

May 18, 2008 GMT - Namibia
Namibian customs were friendly and efficient and in no time we were riding into a shabby frontier town. Shabby yes but with ATMís, shops, petrol stations and under the tyres smooth tarmac. A swerve to the left was needed to...

February 16, 2008 GMT - Angola
The cockerels woke me at some ridiculously early hour as I slept on the front steps of the police station. While I was waiting for the immigration to open I sneaked back into The Democratic republic of Congo to...

January 29, 2008 GMT - DRC
Getting out of Congo was time consuming and very bureaucratic itís all part of the trip I know, but there is a lot of admin to cross Africa! We eventually rode onto the boat to cross the mighty Congo...

January 11, 2008 GMT - Congo
Congo If theyíre was one country that I was a little apprehensive about passing through it was Congo but as usual all any doubts about the country I left at the border. There were police and military checkpoints at the...

January 11, 2008 GMT - Gabon
We left Kribi on the second of December, Kribi had been an excellent place to relax and enjoy New Years Eve celebrations and a few comforts but now it was time to move on. Around four thousand miles to...

December 31, 2007 GMT - Cameroon
The three motorcycles, Chris, Nick and I made it safely across the river on the small wooden boats. As usual we were quite a spectacle to the local villagers of this small riverside village called Touroua. I sent up...

December 20, 2007 GMT -
Nigeria Nigeriaís repriation precedes it, according to the foreign office; since January 2006, 36 British nationals (including one child), and more than 180 other foreign national have been kidnapped. This is mainly in the south; in Cross River state well...

December 01, 2007 GMT - Burkina Faso and Niger
In the last six days Iíve ridden thirteen hundred miles thatís from Timbuktu in Mali to Dongondutchi in Niger crossing Burkina Faso along the way. So Iíve mainly seen life in this part of Africa form the seat of...

November 26, 2007 GMT - Mali
Mali We left the Atlantic Ocean on Gambiaís coast and headed east following the river Gambia. There were now six of us in total Dan and Linz on their Suzuki DRZ 400ís, Dan and Ed on the Honda Africa twins...

November 10, 2007 GMT - Senegal to Gambia
Senegal To Gambia The French have certainly left there mark on the old capital of Senegal St Louis, the crumbling buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centaury are all in different stages of decay but this makes for an interesting...

November 10, 2007 GMT - Senegal
Senegal We left the Auberge Sahara and headed out into the morning rush hour traffic of Nouakchott, the road south to Rosso was at the other end of the city so we had a fair amount of traffic to negotiate...

November 10, 2007 GMT - Western Sahara
Western Sahara As I rode south through Western Sahara the settlements got fewer by the side of the road and it would be some time before seeing other vehicles. I filled up with fuel and to my surprise the...

October 17, 2007 GMT - UK, France, Spain, Morocco
AFRICA NORTH TO SOUTH Who: Michael Beckett When: Start date: 2 of October 2007 - Finish 6 months as long as it takes Where: UK to Cape town, Via: France, Spain, Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria,...

 
 

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