Published: February 28th 2011February 28th 2011
My departure date of March 27th is looming fast, Portsmouth to Bilbao on Brittany Ferries. The situation in NE Africa only leaves the West Coast route viable. So a short stay in Spain and Portugal then over to Morocco and SOUTH. Overland 5 was the name of a bus trip ( Double decker of course) by 5 Englishmen in 1970.This bus is still in use just South of Auckland NZ.
I am no stranger to Africa having now been to Niger some 8 times in the past 2 years. But this trip I aim to encompass a longer stay in the village I sponsor and achieve a meaningful change in their lives by the introduction of an irrigation system - see www.signiger.org.
My Landrover 110 is now prepped and ready for the long trip ahead. After the Niger project I intend to head South East through Chad with the aim of reaching OZ by Christmas 2011. I invite friends to join me en route this will be posted later this week with indicative dates for planning.
I will have a Sat phone with me , Pete Howick will update the blog page with route using the GPS facility on the Thuraya phone.