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October 3rd, 2013 | Africa

Re-Connecting…

Since my return to South Africa, I have been itching to make contact with the many people who assisted me before I left to start my journey, and who in various ways assisted me during my travels. Having spent a few weeks down on the coast with my parents, I was now able to start […]

September 30th, 2013 | Africa

Progress on Posts…

In between trying to make arrangements that concern my immediate future, visiting family and have the Big Fella “groomed”, I have made a little progress on the posts that I never had a chance to complete before heading back to South Africa.. The following posts have been published over the last week or so, and […]

September 23rd, 2013 | Africa

FORKS…. By Allan Karl.

Those of you who have been constant followers of my Gypsy Biker World Tour, and have also read the journal I wrote before that, entitled Taking Back My Heart, about my first major expedition ride to Tanzania and back, will recall with fondness, my good friend, the irrepressible Allan Karl from Encinitas, California… I credit Allan to a […]

September 20th, 2013 | Africa

Bent, Buckled, Bashed, Bruised and Bemused…!!

Which pretty much sums up how both the Big Fella and I currently feel after our epic journey… I spent the day after getting the Big Fella from the airport, carefully unpacking my panniers and other kit which I had carried around the world. I took my time doing so, as each item I handled […]

September 11th, 2013 | Africa

A Much Longer Wait, Rewarded…

The same day that the Big Fella was released to me, was my eldest daughter’s 22nd birthday. I had been at the airport all day and sent my best wishes to her later that same afternoon. I received an email from her with a telephone number included… I had last seen Roxanne, and heard her […]

September 9th, 2013 | Africa

The Long Wait to Freedom…

After seventeen days of separation, the Big Fella finally touched down at O.R. Tambo International Airport (still Jan Smuts to me…) at 10 pm on Friday the 6th of September. He had made a quick side trip to Dubai aboard Emirates Airlines, having left New York on the 4th of September… Although the air-cargo warehouse […]