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Cape Town, South Africa
March 25, 2019, 3:38 pm
Partly sunny
Partly sunny
73°F
humidity: 49%
wind speed: 22 mph S
sunrise: 6:52 am
sunset: 6:50 pm
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Botswana
March 25, 2019, 3:38 pm
Mostly sunny
Mostly sunny
32°C
humidity: 42%
wind speed: 4 mph SW
sunrise: 6:03 am
sunset: 6:04 pm
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March 25, 2019, 4:38 pm
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
86°F
humidity: 25%
wind speed: 11 mph ENE
sunrise: 6:36 am
sunset: 6:42 pm
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Epilog – A year late!! What-the-heck was wrong with that motor? May 3, 2012

Apologies for dropping off the end-of-the-earth.
Procrastination! I could be a professional procrastinator.

Contrary to what a few of you interpreted in our last post, Lisa and I are still great friends. “Departing ways…” meant she had work in Jacksonville, FL (IBA Daytona BIke Week Dinner) and I was going home in SoCal.

The VStrompasourus Fix!

May [...]

Day72-The Fat Lady has Sung!, Tue. Mar 8, 2011

Yogi Berra once said “it ain’t over till its over!”

It’s the bottom of the 9th …

The fat lady has sung.

This is our last official “All-Star Motorcycle Circus and Expedition” BLOG post.  Tomorrow after our second flight to El Salvador Lisa and I will go our separate ways.

Start & Stop: Vina Del Mar, Chile to Santiago, [...]

Day71-VStroms Crated for Steamer to Port of L.A., Mon, March 7, 2011

VStroms Stripped and Crated!

Start & Stop: Vina Del Mar, Chile

Mileage:  0 miles

Hotel: Hotel Vancouver, 2 Poniente N0. 561, Vina Del Mar, Chile

Fuel: $700 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.48 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473.95 Peso

Weather:  Overcast, cloudy, scattered showers

Dean: I’m up at 6:30 AM for major reapcking.  Lisa did all her [...]

Day70-Our Last Day on the Road!, Sun, Mar 6, 2010

All adventures must come to an end!

Start & Stop: Chillan, Chile to Vina Del Mar, Chile

Mileage:  325 miles

Hotel: Hotel Vancouver, 2 Poniente N0. 561, Vina Del Mar, Chile

Fuel: $700 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.48 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473.95 Peso

Weather:  Overcast, cloudy light and heavy showers, and windy

Dean: Today is [...]

Day69-Ferry day 4, Sat, Mar 5, 2011

Start & Stop: Puenta Montt to Chillan, Chile

Mileage:  404 miles

Hotel: ? Chillan, Chile

Fuel: $700 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.48 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per gal!

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $473.95 Peso

Weather:  Beautiful day!

Today was goodbyes and see you’s!  Getting off the ferry was like riding through a dairy farm’s holding pen.  We had to ride around [...]

Day68-Ferry day 3, Fri, Mar 4, 2011

It was a  very rough night!  Woke up to more rockin’ and rollin’.   But by the time breakfast was over, the ferry was returning into the inside-passage going due east then north between the islands.  There were many sea sick passengers over the night!  Our bunk mate Kang spent part of the night in the community [...]

Day67-Ferry day 2, Thu, Mar 3, 2011

Dean: Heavy rain and high wind continues all day.  With so little passenger lounge areas people are packed everywhere warm and protected from the high winds and wet.

Breakfast: coffee, yoghurt, ham and cheese, scrambled eggs, bread, fruit juice

Lunch: Soup, chicken thigh & leg, rice with jus, lettuce and tomato salad, corn, bread, fruit juice

Dinner: Very tough [...]

Day66-Ferry day 1, Wed, Mar 2, 2011

Beautiful sunrise over Puerto Natales

Ferry departs late – 9AM

9AM – 2PM Weather: Blue skies over Puerto Natales but dark on the western horizon.

Route:  South first the fish-hook around then north up between many channels and islands.

Sunrise over Puerto Natales.

Double stacked bunk beds! Lisa in her nest.

The bridge is open to passengers. [...]

Day65-Ferry Pre-Board, Wed, Mar 2, 2011

Waiting and loading the NaviMag Ferry – “Puerto Eden”

Start & Stop: Puerto Natales

Mileage: 0 miles

Hotel: Ferry Bunks

Currency Exchange: $1 USD = $476.51 Chilean Peso

Weather:  Cool, overcast, windy

Dean: Found a laundry service one block from the hostel.  4 hour service!  Everything will be ready by noon.

Trying to hook up with Steve & Davis and Sari who [...]

Day64-Prep for 3-Day Ferry Ride, Tue, Mar 1, 2011

No Internet on the Navimag Ferry!  We will be dark till March 5th.

Start & Stop:  Puerto Natales, Chile to Puerto Montt via the inside passage.

Mileage:  5 motocicleta miles – around Puerto Natales, Chile and bording the Ferry

Hotel: Ferry “Puerto Eden” for the next 4 days

Fuel: $697 Chilean Peso /l liter ($1.46 USD/1 liter) or $5.51 USD per [...]