February 25, 2009 GMT - RSA
Cape Town, 22nd February 2009 Big sky and lovely people. South Africa, what a lovely place. I've been here before to Cape Town, doing work training in 2006 and have been looking forward to getting here but it wasn't easy....

February 25, 2009 GMT - Namibian Birthday
Namibia 7th February 2009 Birthday.....! Whey-hey! I'm 36 years young today and to make it even better I'm in Namibia, a first world country, food in the restaurants, petrol in the fuel stations, good roads, actually...... bloody wonderful roads! Long...

February 25, 2009 GMT - Angola..!
Angola 1st February 2009 I'm in the town on Nzete on the Northern Angolan coast. A quiet town and I mean really quiet, There's nothing here of a commercial value or trade and although finding a hotel wasn't too difficult,...

February 25, 2009 GMT - Kinshasa

hop skip and a jump acro

January 23, 2009 GMT - Brazzaville

The Eldorado of The Congo!

January 23, 2009 GMT - Piste and Problems
The border town on Ndende, Gabon is a small one of maybe 2 thousand people, situated on a junction and our arrival was smooth as the only hotel is behind the only petrol station. Easy peezy! Alas no chance...

January 03, 2009 GMT - Getting out of Nigeria, Sharpish!!
Riding the 500+kms from Benin City to Calabar was exhausting work! The roads here are as dangerous as hell, many driver not caring by taking HUGE risks and the littering of the roadsides with smashed vehicles goes to show it...

January 03, 2009 GMT - Nigerian pinches and cops
Not to my wisest decision and to one that I told the boys I would definitely NOT do was to travel through the Niger Delta but here I am! And WOW! What a place! I was pushing to cross this...

January 03, 2009 GMT - Bangs and Benin
Just pulled into 'Chez Monique' a camp-site and Auberge which is in the 'book' (Lonely Planet). After having a difficult day I've dived straight for the easy option, getting myself a room and a beer quickly! The run from Lomé...

December 25, 2008 GMT - Burkina and beyond

Dodging elephants

December 21, 2008 GMT - Dead bikes and Sheep dick!
For the trip back from 'Tim' and Douentza I was looking forward to heading back South on the bearing that would lead us eventually to South Africa. Off the piste that had so nearly cost me and Bully a...

December 20, 2008 GMT - The road to Timbuktu and the road inside
The day started early with final checks and locating the road, a dirt track and certainly not obvious as the road to the fabled city. I almost expected something bigger, more used, signposted even! But it was flat or...

December 20, 2008 GMT - Reunion and Aprehension
Meeting up with Mark at the 'Maison des Artes' was a cool thing. He writes his own blog ( a great writer about his trip, meetings and reunions with fellow riders, the whole catching up with stories, experiences and...

December 20, 2008 GMT - Mud and Mopti
The route to one of the World Heritage sights, the Mud Mosque at Djenne, was interesting as it incorporates a 'roll on roll off' ferry. I love taking ferries. Dunno why? It must be a boyish thing of anything mechanical...

December 20, 2008 GMT - Wow, a lot of countries
My last real blog insert was from Senegal and the hideous events that were the arrests of Peter and myself. Shame really as the impressions I got from Senegal is that it was a really beautiful country. A lot...

November 09, 2008 GMT - Child Killers

Arrested in Senegal

November 09, 2008 GMT - The search for stickers

the search goes on

November 03, 2008 GMT - Anyone for Boules?


November 03, 2008 GMT - Robbed in Rosso

Take heed all ye who read!

October 19, 2008 GMT - Desert AT LAST

Well, the edges of.......

October 11, 2008 GMT - Foum Zidgut

I Think..!?

October 08, 2008 GMT - sodding keyboards

settling into a routine, well sort of.......

October 02, 2008 GMT - Set Off! Whey-Hey!!

2nd October 2008,
Europe at a slow pace.


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