2008 Wrinklies Ride to Russia!
Hi there folks - well, Wrinklies are off again on their trusty BMW 1150 GS. This time to meet some friends( Brendon and Tasha) who have already ridden across Canada from Halifax to Vancouver. They are then air freighting to Japan , travelling around there and then boat to Vladivostok. They are then to transit Russia and we hope to meet them somwhere past the Urals ! ----- That's the plan anyway.They are on a BMW 1200-- and 2 up.
We actaully leave UK on Sunday 6 July but we are going up to Ripley in Derbyshire this Wednesday for the Horizons Unlimited meeting (a large motor bike meet for travellers-) . So we will leave from there, go to Dover for the ferry and our first stop will be St Omer in France. We are then going through Belgium, Chech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine and so into Russia.
Our Russian visa starts on the 27th July and we have 30 days--- so the amount of travelling will be curtailed by that.
Our preparation seems to have been very 'laid back'!---- I don't know whether it's a)because we are retired and get a litle bit done every day; b)we are too relaxed and will leave some thing vital behind --- or c)we know what we are doing------ I just hope it's the last option!
More to come-----
Posted by Dee Masters at 03:41 PM