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Two weeks to the off

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Two weeks to the off

The ferry from Portsmouth to Santander is booked for 17 January, though I now find (1) the ferry is stopping off at Roscoff in France en-route so will now take two nights on board and (2) it's now going to Bilbao, not Santander!

Oh well, load some more entertainment for the voyage (films on the Mac, music on the iPod, books on the iPhone)...

I'm having new tyres fitted to the motorbike tomorrow, service booked next week. Just been testing the electrically-heated jacket (essential for riding through Spain in winter) and the electric hand grips. Handlebar muffs and a gaucho (think scooter skirt) also fitted against the cold crossing the mountain ranges.

No firm itinerary yet, will keep an eye on the weather forecasts, but might head first down to Sidi Ifni and Legzira for a couple of days by the sea. I have a book to finish (writing) so will be spending some time doing that. Then across to Tafraoute, then via Foum Zguid to see my friends in Ouarzazate, then maybe a loop south cross country to Merzouga.

Will head north early March, leave the bike in southern Spain and fly back.

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2. Re: Two weeks to the off

tim,

have a safe and wonderful journey...please keep us posted..nice when a DE give a new report!! looking forward to each word.

London, United...
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Of all the places in Morocco, I've never been to El Jadida, so maybe I should add that to my itinerary. That's the Orson Wells/Othello city isn't it?

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5. Re: Two weeks to the off

Don't expect too many posts from me in the next few days. I'm setting off in 30 minutes to ride my motorbike to Portsmouth in now below freezing conditions. Fortunately I have electric jacket and handlebar grips. The ferry doesn't leave until nearly midnight but I didn't want to ride down in dark and -4ºC so I will have six hours to kill before loading. Planning on taking in a film, having a meal, then read a book in a pub,

It's a 36 hour crossing calling in at Roscoff and landing at Bilbao instead of Santander, will take probably two full days to ride across Spain (stopping lots because it will be cold). Then southern Spain and northern Morocco should be around 14ºC, and warming up progressively as I ride south.

Hoping for above 20ºC sunny weather further south.

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I see you posting again today Tim, did your ferry get cancelled???

Are you writing a book on your travels to Morocco, that is something I would be happy to pay to read..........

Good luck on your travels and keep us all posted on how you are getting on.....

MIB

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Please keep us updated about your trip Tim, so how is it going so far to Morocco.

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