Touring Ted

2 wheels & no sense. My Motorcycle travel blog.
15.08.2010

Ahhhh I can’t believe it. Only two weeks to go.

Quiet a lot has happend since my last post.  I finally have my Carnet de passages (Very important customs document for the bike and worth £8000)   There is nothing stopping us now. All the ferries are booked, the bike is running ok and I have bought a spare pair of undies !  🙂

Packing……. GROOOAN !  If you thought you had problems packing for a week on the Costa Brava then try packing and arrranging everything you will need for youself and a motorcycle for a six month journey through Africa. I have the equivilant packing space of one large suitcase and I have to fit in all my clothes, tools, spare parts, camping equipment, paperwork , first aid kit, mosquito net, food, water etc etc etc !  I am the master of packing light now but it’s so stressful trying to guess what you will on won’t need on an extended trip like this.

So, the plan !!

I’m going to leave Merseyside on the Monday 30th August (Bank holiday traffic BOOOO) and mosey my way down to Neils in London. Avoiding motorways, it’s going to take about 6-7 hours. Grim !!  The ferry leaves Plymouth on the 1st September !

It’s all go now…  Watch this space !



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