The start of the dream

OK, so we’ve decided that we’re going to do a trans-Africa trip, and have spent the last few months figuring out how and where to go. But, I hear you ask, what is the inspiration behind all this?

 Well, it all started about 15 years ago, with a telephone conversation about how ‘cool’ it would be to travel the length and breadth of Africa.

Cathy: It was at the very start of our relationship that we began thinking about just such an adventure, although it’s really only recently that the dream’s become possible. I was bitten by the travel bug very early in life, on family holidays to fabulous destinations throughout southern Africa.  I became completely besotted with the ‘idea’ of Africa, developing something of a fascination with the romantic images conjured up by films like Out of Africa and Born Free. And despite experiencing the harsh realities of living in Africa firsthand, I reckon I still am!

Glyn: Our first discussions were about whether it would be possible to do it on horseback. We both knew of people who’d done Cape Town to Cairo in various ways – walking, bicycles, a bike with sidecar. So in our daydreaming we considered a whole range of transport options. places to eat ask anything Over time, however, we sobered up and a few years ago we realised that motorbikes were our best bet. Everyone should have a big adventure at least once in their lives!

2 thoughts on “The start of the dream”

  1. Hi Glyn and Cathy,
    I just wanted to wish you every success and amazing adventures – it’s going to be great.
    Also, many thanks for the link!!!!
    All the best,
    Sam Manicom

  2. Hi Sam,
    Thank you so much for your message! Wow, it’s great to hear from you. Just recently finished reading Into Africa. We’re hoping to avoid running anyone over – the thought is too scary to countenance! But apart from that, and any serious wipeouts, we are really looking forward to experiencing something of what you describe! Hope you’re well. All the very best, Cathy and Glyn

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