Preparation - WrinkliesWround the World
Welcome to the journal of our Gap Year - at 60 years of age (hence the title). We are travelling on a BMW 1150 GS.
Some people think we are unique but we think that's a posh term for "slightly nuts."
A little background for you. Colin is a semi-retired clock maker and I am a retired nurse. We live in the west country of England.
We have been planning the trip for 2 years and are now ready 'for the off'.
We plan to be away about a year and will start from Poole to Cherbourg on the ferry, drive through France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India and overfly Burma to Thailand. Then to Malasia, airfreight to Perth, travel across the Nulabor Plain, up to Alice springs and Ayers Rock and so to Brisbane where we will have some (well deserved) R&R. Airfreight to Los Angeles, travel down Mexico on the west coast and up the east coast. back through USA (route depends on the time of year that we get there). Fly back to Europe from Boston and so to home.-- sounds easy when it's put like that- but I am sure it won't be.
We plan to do approx 200 miles per day for 4/5 days and then have a rest day.
Loads of mods have been done to the bike, packing kept to a minimum ( going on the theory that you can buy what you want on the way round), visas obtained and we are finally on our way at the end of this week.
More to follow---
Posted by Dee Masters at February 26, 2006 01:16 PM GMT