Friday, 20 May 2016

Ready for our next adventure.

Our short ride to Auckland reconfirmed our enthusiasm for being on the road.
Since then we have  been dealing with sorting gear, vaccination updates, and the myriad of things that need to be done before we depart.
Dick has been doing lots of research and planning for the journey.
I have been dusting off my pearls...

We have both been getting fit. Mounting the big BMW 1200GSA  is my biggest challenge so I have been doing a variety of things to improve my strength and flexibility. Pilates, Feldenkrais and the gym - Thanks Ebony, Nicky and Maria. I hope that my new bike trousers prove to be as flexible as I am.

I need a longer string of pearls...
After we cross from the UK to Europe we will ride to Denmark and board a ferry that will take us to the Faroe islands and Iceland. We return to Denmark and head north to Nordkapp Norway.
Then south through Finland, the Baltic states, eastern Europe to Croatia. Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, Iran and south...  There is also a Plan B. We have visas for Pakistan and India.

Orlanda  is in the departure lounge at Aukland airport. She flies out on NZ002 at 9.40pm tonight.  We look forward to seeing her in London and hope that all the paperwork for her clearance goes smoothly.


Ken said...

Dick Hubbard is the most extraordinary and excellent planner that I have ever met.

Diana Hubbard said...

That's absolutely true, Ken. I await with interest the surprises he has planned for this adventure.

Kangamerican said...

I'm not as good at planning, but hope we manage to cross paths! ;-)

Diana Hubbard said...

i would love that. Imagine the joy and delight.