Friday, 20 May 2016

Cape to Cape - London to Capetown via Nordkapp, Norway






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 -

                                          England
                                          France
                                          Belgium
                                          Holland
                                          Germany
                                          Denmark
                                          Iceland
                                          Norway
                                          Sweden
                                          Finland
                                          Estonia
                                          Latvia
                                          Lithuania
                                          Poland
                                          Hungary
                                          Austria
                                          Switzerland
                                          Italy
                                          Slovenia
                                          Croatia( and a break back to NZ for 2 weeks)
                                          Serbia
                                          Czech Republic
                                          Romania
                                          Bulgaria
                                         Turkey
                                         Georgia
                                         Armenia
                                         Iran

                       PLAN A.                                  PLAN B
  
                     Dubai( and back to NZ ).         Pakistan
                     Egypt.                                         India
                     Sudan.                                        Nepal (and back to NZ ) 
                     Ethiopia.                                     Myanmar
                     Kenya.                                        Thailand
                    Tanzania.                                     Malaysia
                    Zambia.                                       Singapore
                    Malawi.                                        Indonesia
                    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 ! 

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