Just a refresher. We initially had 10 months available for this trip, but this was reduced when my nieces UK Visa was declined. The full story can be found here. The website address now incorrectly says www.london2capetown.net, whereas an address like www.london2dakarflytowindhoekthencycletocapetown.com would have been more accurate. Anyway, it is what it is, and the trip so far has been the perfect blend of extremes and diversity. This blog will end sometime in March 2013 as we all go our separate ways and I eventually return home to be with my wife, children and other close ones.
What an awesome experience this has been so far and I'm sure more adventure awaits us in the coming weeks.
Kumi, Pablo and myself are on the way to Dakar in Senegal, we're just waiting in Nouakchott for Pablo's Senegalese Visa to be issued, hopefully by Tuesday afternoon. We expect to reach Dakar by about the 5th of February, and then we all go our separate ways.
Kumi has her flight booked back to the UK for the 7th of February. I have a flight booked to Windhoek in Namibia for the 10th and I plan to cycle from Windhoek to Cape Town (about 1600km) as my final leg starting the 14th of Feb. I return to the UK on the 25th of March 2013. Pablo is still trying to decide what he's going to do. He's thinking of catching a ride on a yacht or sail-boat for a new adventure.
Watch this space :-)