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Cape Town, South Africa
July 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Sunny
Sunny
63°F
humidity: 82%
wind speed: 11 mph NW
sunrise: 7:51 am
sunset: 5:50 pm
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Botswana
July 6, 2020, 1:00 pm
Sunny
Sunny
24°C
humidity: 27%
wind speed: 2 mph SE
sunrise: 6:42 am
sunset: 5:24 pm
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July 6, 2020, 2:00 pm
Mostly cloudy
Mostly cloudy
72°F
humidity: 56%
wind speed: 9 mph SSW
sunrise: 6:36 am
sunset: 6:39 pm
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Hippos, Crocs & Elephant

Day14 Afternoon, Sat, Jan 28, 2017

After a very successful jeep safari, we do a boat safari in the Chobe River.

The Chobe Safari Lodge was on the Chobe River's edge. Wonderful lodging and food.

At 3 PM we board a small boat for an evening river safari.

The water was glass smooth. [...]

The Caprivi Strip (Revised)

Day12, Thu, Jan 26, 2017

Another repositioning day.  We are riding due East.

Start Location:  Rundu, Namibia

End Location:   Namushasha, Namibia

Distance:          427 km (265 miles)

Hotel/Pension:   Namushasha Country Lodge

Money Conversion: R1 = $0.0443 USD; $1 USD = R13.459

Fuel: 1 liter 95 octane = R11.08

Our typical routine is:

6AM – Awake, dress and pack.

7 AM [...]

Dirt, Dirt, Dirt!

Day07, Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Today is a grueling ~500 km ride in more dirt.  The view is pure desert!  Critical is water and gas.  Helge has fuel stops marked on our GPS tracks.

Start Location:  Canyon Lodge

End Location:   Sossus Dune Lodge

Distance:          573 km (356 miles)

Hotel/Pension:   [...]

Have moto, will travel

As of this post, I’m in Swankopmund, Namibia.  If you looked at the tracks you will know we rode through a remote section of Namibia.  There was no or very limited wifi.  Most riders could not maintain a wifi connection.  The cell service was OK.  As you can see by [...]

Sorry, we want our motorcycles!

Day minus 1, Sat, Jan 32, 2017

First of all … Sorry!  It’s been a 1-1/2 year since I last posted on this blog.  Most of you got the “Year in Planning…” and a few received the “’11.5% Beer & Schloss Heidelberg” wayward post with nothing it it.

For me WordPress [...]

A year in planning …

Day -2, Jan 10, 2017

Dear family, friends and business associates,

The “All-Star Motorcycle Circus and Expedition” is a rambling travel blog that I post whenever possible, while meandering here and there on a motorcycle.

This blog has been dark since August 18, 2015.  If you received this you are on the SUBSCRIBER [...]