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Trip of a lifetime

sunny 28 °C
View Long Way Home on robandpol's travel map.

So... everything's coming together.

3 days and polly will be home. 10 days and we'll get the bikes... and not any old bikes... Superhuman bikes for a superhuman adventure... Zululand to UK by pedalpower.

It's going to be an aventure of a lifetime - crossing the vast dessert and salt pans of the Kalahari, battling with the rapids of the Zambezi, visiting remote islands in Lake Malawi, crossing the open planes of Western Tanzania keeping the campfire going all night to ward off elephant and lion, working in a hospital in Ethiopia that caters for 1 million people - yet only has 3 Drs, climbing the highest mountain in Ethiopia, crossing the open wastelands of Sudan (if we're allowed over the border)...

It's really going to happen! Watch this space

Posted by robandpol 09:54 Archived in South Africa Tagged bicycle

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Rob and Pol, We think this is AWESOME! To us you are Heros! Love you both, Dave & Robynne

by Dave Robb

I wonder how the 2nd day of the big adventure is going?Here is Mick's GO GO POEM.
GO GO SOUTH AFRICA
Back here again to check out those GO GOs
We've learned some of the rules, the yes'es and no goes
No goes to goAts in hospital houses
No go to crays unless they are in season
Their numbers are dwindling so that's a good reason
No go to swimming if your'r fearful of rips
It's no go to cases unless they have zips
It's no go to chicken that have bad carayza
You recognise them cause there're ticks where their eyes were
It go go to camping to plane spotting whales
And hooking a Tiger with teeth and fresh scales
It's go go to muffins if made with bananas
It was go go to gee-raffe but no signs of lamas
It's slow go to rhinos within a few metres
Watch out for lions and leopards and cheaters
It's go go to climbing with Pol on the belay
It's no go to tea stops, they cause prolonged delay
It's go go to fencing with Go Gos to dig
At least two foot deep, the sides not too big
It's go go to storks, some have woolly necks
Kingfishers galore whose name you must check
It's the same with impalas-or are they small deer
Some have white bottoms and others big ears
It was go go at Pinder we saw the big five
Hot showers, endless meals which helped you to survive
The lions were enormous-those teeth when they yawn
It's worth getting up to start trekking at dawn
Could be no go to you if you're downwind of rhinos
Very much safer-well clear with good binos
It was all go at cross stitch when we visited there
Marina who runs it's an angle I swear
She's created a workplace that employ many locals
She keeps a close eye through her thin-rimmed bifocals
Victor's still go go-how on earth does he do it?
Time and again you'd thik he's just blew it
He weathers all storms, let's God take the helm
Who gives him the strength to live in that realm
Sadly it's time to say go go again
Leaving this place is really a shame
P'raps we'll be back

by dorte

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