After 4 years of silence I now burst into print with this blog of our little motorcycle trip from London to Cape Town via Iceland and Nordkapp of Norway. The trip parallels our original "Ice to Ice" trip from Alaska to Patagonia in 2012 but of course now on the other side of the world. Completion of this trip will mean we will have ridden right around the world ( and just missing out the True Arctic and the True Antarctic ).
So the plan is as follows. The bike now is flying to London as I write this. We follow next week. We leave London on Sunday, 29May via the Chunnel to the continent and thence north.
The plan (Plan A) is to end up in Cape Town. Plan B is to turn East instead of south at the bottom of Iran and come right down through Asia all the way to East Timor at the bottom of Indonesia. Then a very short trip to Darwin, Darwin to Sydney, and thence via Auckland to our home in Queenstown
So here are the countries in Plan A and Plan B -
Croatia( and a break back to NZ for 2 weeks)
PLAN A. PLAN B
Dubai( and back to NZ ). Pakistan
Sudan. Nepal (and back to NZ )
Mozambique. East Timor
South Africa. Australia
QUEENSTOWN! QUEENSTOWN !
It will be about 40,000km and about 5 months. Home for Christmas !
And so the journey begins !