From Wellington to Dubai

So off again, this time riding from Kenya to Cape Town.

Very crazy last week at work, I was at work way too many hours and still didn’t manage to get everything I wanted done. Sorry Belinda and Jane who now have to pick it up.

Thankfully I had taken the Friday off to get organised. A nice change not flying the next day (or as with the last trip, working until mid-afternoon). Thanks to Delwyn for taking over the on-call from Friday. Hopefully the strike action that has consumed the past few months will settle down and will be just a memory when I return.

Once again I have not trained enough, and weigh too much, so will suffer the first few weeks  😬 but nothing new in this space. (Editor’s addition: Though this time Kaye is joining a group part way through, so everyone will have been riding since January 17th).

Nasty shock at the airport with excess baggage and savage charging, but I can say hand on heart I have not packed a single thing that I won’t need.

Flight from Wellington to Sydney was uneventful, but I lost a container of cream and masking tape at the Sydney security check. Even though my container was 100ml, it was confiscated because it didn’t say what it was (watch out for those travel packs you see in the chemist). Plus the masking tape, even though it is not on the list of things you can’t take in your carry on – apparently you may use it to tie up cabin crew, as opposed to the numerous iPhone and iPad cables! Hopefully they won’t open the bike box in Dubai.

I am now waiting to board the horrid 15 hour flight get to Dubai. Thankfully this time I am stopping over for 2 days. Get to Dubai at 5 am and then picked up the following day at 4 pm for a night in the desert.
⛺️ 🐪

Dubai has the tallest building in the world, plus a mall that is huge and boasts a sky field.

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “From Wellington to Dubai

  1. Imad Aljanabi

    Dear Kaye:
    My best wishes to you and the team with you to have enjoyable and safe trip.
    I am looking forward to follow the trip new and enjoy the photos that you will send.
    Have great time.
    Imad Aljanabi

  2. Lynne Hudson

    If you get a chance in Dubai, go to the gold market, even it is just to have a look – absolutely fascinating place.

  3. Jane Potiki

    Hi Kaye, sorry I missed you before you left. Have a fabulous time in Africa. I loved it there. Highlight if its on your programme has to be Ngorongororo Crater, in Tanzania. Watch out for the roads that aren’t roads, enjoy the beer, and take lots of photos
    Jane

  4. Have a great time! Hope you try the shesah pipes in the desert!

    (Editor: That is ski field in the mall not sky field 🙂 )

  5. Liz

    Sounds like another great adventure coming up, Kaye. All the best!

  6. Anthony kline

    Hi Kaye & Bret, have a great trip, will follow your journey closely. All the best ❤️🕷

  7. Denise

    I do hope you love Africa as much as I did

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