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July 29, 2012 GMT - Brief Update
Dear All, for those of you who are interested in following my progress on this epic adventure from London - Cape Town, please feel free to visit my website: www.rtwdream.com Unfortunately, I will not be able to update both websites...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Highlights
As suggested in my web page heading, there will never be a conclusion to these adventures and although, sometimes challenging here are some highlights which added to my Morocco trip: The French roads. Twisty mountain roads. Crossing the Pyrenees. The...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Wednesday 26th May 2010
After approximately 5500 miles, 3 weeks, 8 border crossings, 5 Ferry's, 2 Bike dumps, 2 broken indicators, 3 severely dented panniers, 2 scratched/dented cylinder head cases, 2 bent wing mirrors, millions of splattered bugs, 1 dead bird, 100's of mountain,...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Tuesday 25th May 2010
Before departing 'la Rive', Biscarrsone, I left my bucket and spade with my French camping neighbours who helped me lose at bingo last night. I won't be needing them where im going tomorrow. After 150 miles of long straight roads,...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Monday 24th May 2010
Its taken me a while but I have realised the bugs don't wake till the sun is well up, so I hit the road early before they hit me. I compare an average size bug hitting you between the eyes...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Sunday 23rd May 2010
I departed the undiscovered paradise in North West Portugal. One day I will return. I cheated for the first time today and after 50 miles of scenic mountain roads, pine forests and gushing waterfalls, then crossed the unmanned border into...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Saturday 22nd May 2010
After a 281 mile journey of mountain roads, I'm unsure as to which sure country I'm in, but thinks Barga is in North West Portugal near the Spanish border. The winding roads made it unable to exceed 30 mph making...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Friday 21st May 2010
I used the intense thermals to fly the 259 miles through the morning mist from Lagos to Santo Antonio Des Areias, Portugal. I then de toured to an old place of work, Alcochete near Lisbon. I used my nose to...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Thursday 20th May 2010
Different country, different language and yet another time adjustment. I can't keep up and think one world, one time, although agree with the romantic languages. The 319 miles from Santa Maria, Spain to Lagos, South coast of Portugal via Seville...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Wednesday 19th May 2010
I had a restless sleep due to a room full of cockroaches the size of a thumb and the resident cats trying to break in. I left Mohammedia heading for Ceuta (a Spanish Port in Morocco) with the sea to...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Tuesday 18th May 2010
At 0430, I awake to the sound of crashing waves, then prayers being called. I had to think where I was. Today's route will take me up 315 miles of scenic coast roads from Imousanne to Mohammedia. Along the way...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Monday 17th May 2010
I successfully completed the now sealed Tizi n Techa pass. I would of liked to continue South through Western Sahara, Mauritania ect.. finally reaching South Africa, but I have my wedding to attend. Instead im homeward bound finally heading North....
November 07, 2011 GMT - Sunday 16th May 2010
Last night, I got lost in Marakesh. I woke late, aching from yesterdays little tumble. The Riad Guardian did my laundry as it was red with dust from the Atlas paths. I gifted him a miniature cognac in return, given...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Saturday 15th May 2010
The roadside hotel in Boumaine du Dads treated me like a king, I loved it. The locals warned of a 7 hr ride to complete the 192 miles to Marakesh via the tiza n techza pass over the High Atlas...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Friday 14th May 2010
The next morning, I woke at 0515 in time for a spectacular sunrise emerging rapidly from the sand dunes. After saying our good byes to the cat, we set off on the return camel trek to Masouga in light wind...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Thursday 13th May 2010
My day off by gave me a chance to relax a little before driving a 4x4 around Erg Chebbi desert and drink tea with the Nomads close to the Algerian border where we were constantly being watched suspiciously by the...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Wednesday 12th May 2010
Today, I escaped from Fez. I found yesterdays ride challenging. Exchanging cigarettes with the guard I nervously set off on the 256 mile journey through the mid/low Atlas mountains. I was now used to the rain and had adapted various...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Tuesday 11th May 2010
I woke to prayers being called, echoing around the mountains. It was raining again. Why wasn't it light I asked myself, then realised I hadn't adjusted my clock, it was 0400 Moroccan. I continued to pack and put on my...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Monday 10th May 2010
After 193 miles, a ferry sailing, a stressful border crossing and a 5 Euro bribe, I arrived in North Africa. I camped in Chefchaouen in the RIF mountains of Morocco, 63 miles south of Ceuta. The smell from the marjuanna...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Sunday 9th May 2010
The 263 mile journey from remote Ossa De Montiel to Malaga was expected to be easy, little did I know there would be thunder storms the whole way, making the Spanish roads like ice skating rinks, often loosing the back...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Saturday 8th May 2010
Last night the restaurant finally opened. Apparently, the best in Pamplona called Europa. The meal/service was fantastic. Another early night only to be awaken by my American neighbours in the adjoining room. Once back to sleep, I struggled to wake...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Friday 7th May 2010
I awoke fresh as a daisy having had a good nights sleep in preparation for an early start before sunrise. I used my jet boil and thermorest for the 1st time and recommend them as camping essentials. Last night I...
November 07, 2011 GMT - Thursday 6th May 2010
On board the ferry, I woke tired after only 2 hrs sleep due to a squeaky, vibrating cabin, but glad the crossing into Caen, France was calm. Now in the depth of France, I finally set up camp in Pons...
November 07, 2011 GMT - The Route
Portsmouth - France, Caen, Pons, Bordeaux, ST Jean Pied de Port - Spain, Espinal, Pamplona, Soria, Alcolea del Pinar, Sacedon, Cuenca, Motilla Del Palancar, Ossa De Montiel, Villacarrillio, Motril, Amayate, Algeciras, Ceuta - Morocco, Chefchaouen, Ketama, Fes, Azrou, Boulojoul, Midelt,...
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