Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Home Again!

We received a royal welcome when we arrived home on Sunday after our 6000km/3750 mile bike trip

Last week my husband and I set out on a trip across part of this beautiful continent of ours.

Originally the plan was to enter Namibia, motorcycle north and enter Zambia, cross over into Zimbabwe and spend time at the Victoria Falls.

Alas, this was not to be. Halfway through Namibia, my husband had information that his visa was ready. He decided to ensure that we were back at home in South Africa by Sunday, which we were.

Nevertheless, we did go up to within 350km of the northern border of the country and down into Botswana where we spent to wonderful days seeing the most incredible birdlife and experiencing the African bush at its best. We covered 6000km/3750 miles of awesome terrain visiting touring through of the five countries originally intended. The trip was exhilarating to say the least.

I have decided that apart from this post, I will not be posting about our many biking sorties here. I am about to start a separate blog which, I know, will take me a few days to set up, and share the most wonderful biking experiences and African countryside with my blog readers.

As biking makes up a very big part of our holidays, I have added this writing to That's my World Tuesday.


  1. Wow Jo, this sounds like it was an exciting whirlwind tour. Glad the visa finally came. Keep us posted about this new blog. I look forward to see pics and hearing stories of you travels.
    Welcome Home!

  2. Welcome home! That was quite a trip! I look forward to your new blog.
    Sunny :)

  3. Wow - such a wonderful adventure! Can't wait to read more...

  4. Sounds great, we're bikelovers too. So I'm looking forward to your new blog about the motortrip!

  5. Welcome home! Looking forward to seeing your pictures from the trip!

  6. What an exciting trip.

  7. Welcome home, Jo! That does sound like a very exciting trip! Like the others, I look forward to your new blog!



  8. Wow! I can't even imagine how wonderful it was to be able to see so much of the country from a bike. Thanks for sharing. I am glad you made it home safe and sound. I'll be watching for more stories.

  9. What an awesome journey!!!
    Take care :)

  10. I was thinking you were home rather early for the extent of your journey! But that is good news to return for.
    Look forward to your new blog.

  11. Glad you had a wonderful trip, Jo... You all are so lucky to get to do things like that. I'm envious!!!!

    I have met one of your South African friends, Ida. She's NEAT!!!!


  12. That's a long way on a bike. Tou pale my adventures. Looking forward to your new blog.

  13. You are the adventurous people! That short trip sounded like good fun. Glad DH has gotten his visa.
    Looking forward to the new blog.

  14. Thanks Sunny;) I'm working on the new blog, but I have just received a new laptop/notebook and struggling with a strange keyboard!

    Yes, Gaelyn, we're please hubby can get to the Sudan and arrange MY visa shortly. I cannot wait to go back!

    Thanks Esther;) I'll be posting photos soon.

    caughtbymycamera;) yes, it was a wonderful experience - welcome to my blog!

    Hi Dirkjogt;) what bikes do you ride? Must be a BMW! Glad to see you.

    Yes, ladyfi, it was a brilliant trip.

    Thanks for popping in Birgitta.

    Hi Gwyndolin;) you have a totally different from the bike compared to being in a vehicle. Thanks for popping in.

    Hi Sylvia; thanks for your visit. I'll try to get to all blogs soon.

    Hi Violetsky:) Yes we were supposed to return today (Wednesday) but hubby needs to get back to North Africa

    Hi Betsy;) thanks for your kind comments. Yes, Ida is a darling girl, she is a dear friend of mine, and my spinning instructor - wonderful, talented yet feminine lady.

    Hi Dedene;) it was such a lovely trip, I wish we could do it all over again, but unfortunately, work commitments beckon *sigh*

    Hi diane;) I LOVED your recent tour and wish I travel through your amazing country. (((Hugs))) Jo


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