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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #3 – by Allana Goldsworthy

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London to Magadan – On the road with the Road of Bones Expedition 2018 #3 – by Allana Goldsworthy

ROAD OF BONES 2018 A Long Day’s Journey into Night Story by Allana Goldsworthy Images – Allana Goldsworthy, Azar Farahmand, Hugo Penasco, Bayne Morison and Dennis Grothues. CHAPTER THREE VLADIVAVKAZ TO ELISTA I am working hard to keep on top of these posts otherwise they will still dribbling though as you are opening your Christmas presents! …

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Charley Boorman – Cape Town To Victoria Falls – African Adventure 2017

Charley Boorman, Billy Ward and a great group of adventurous riders and pillions departed Cape Town in overcast conditions on the 29th of August. They were headed for warmer weather and an amazing and challenging African experience. Providing  logistical and mechanical support was the founder of Compass Expeditions, Mick McDonald, and our regular tour medic, …

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South America 360 Expedition – Nazca to Puno

May 28, Nazca to Puno, June 9, marks the end of our visit to the wonderful country of Peru. We continue from Nazca to Puerto Inka, a great short day of Riding along the moon scapes of the western shores, with nothing but ocean, desert and huge dunes, with a magically constructed road leading through …

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South America 360 Expedition – Mancora Peru to Nazca, Peru

May 18, Mancora Peru to Nazca, Peru, May 27 Mancora. A beautifully scenic beach town on the coast of Peru. The group meets up again after the long separation, we spend a short day and night at the comfortable beach bungalows. Then are straight back on track to the scheduled itinerary. Heading out again the next …

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South America 360 Expedition – Praoi do Pipa to Manaus – Crew Report

Felix and Justin…somewhere A good riding day leaving Pipa, traffic, sun, rain, sun, late afternoon arrival to a great place called crooked canoe, Quanoa Quebrada, to stay at the Hotel California, such a lovely place. This will be my second stay at a hotel California, once before in Mexico, that they say was the original …

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CAIRO TO CAPE TOWN 2017 – Zimbabwe to Chobe, Botswana – CREW REPORT

The most amazing hotel we were to stay at in Zimbabwe was the lodge at the ancient ruins. This hotel is a series of lodges built into the mountain side integrating the massive granite boulders into the construction of the rooms and buildings. From here we visited the great Zimbabwe ruins. An city which was …

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Cairo to Cape Town 2017 – Malawi and Mozambique – Crew Report

Relaxed and ready to roll, once again we made our way out of the traffic of Arusha and headed south. Unfortunately Mount Kilimanjaro would not show its snowy peak through the high cloud cover this time around. We passed the days on easy roads winding our way beyond Dodoma, stopping at sights like the Ismalia …

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Cairo to Cape Town 2017 – Tanzania – Crew Report

The Compass Expeditions Cairo to Cape Town Expedition continues South towards it’s destination at the very tip of Africa. The riders have had a chance to take a few days off the bikes, take a safari and spend some beach time as they make their way through Tanzania. Farewelling Brendan, we welcomed Bayne on to …

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South America 360 Expedition – Justin Reports#1

2017 SOUTH AMERICA 360 THE LONGEST TOUR IN THE WORLD* Justin reports Let me introduce our group on this adventure of a lifetime: Ted, at 70 years solid, riding a BMW GS 1200. (check out his tour blog at Ted’s Big Ride). Bob and Donna, riding two up, also on a BMW GS 1200, married now …

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Cairo to Cape Town 2017 – Kenya – Crew Report

Our border crossing day today out of Ethiopia and into Kenya went pretty smoothly once the chaos of the Ethiopian side was behind us. The new roads in the harsh inhospitable north of Kenya made travelling a breeze and we completed our 450 km plus a border crossing in good time to set up our …

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Compass Expeditions Reunion Weekend 2017

It’s time again for the Compass Expeditions Reunion. This year the date will be 25th -26th of March and we are returning to the beautiful Victorian High Country for a ride in the hills, good company and great tucker. Lunch will be 1pm on the Saturday and afterwards we will take in some of the …

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Cairo to Cape Town Expeditions 2017 – Sudan to Ethiopia – Crew Report

After our first camp night over the border into Sudan we started heading south through an ever changing desert landscape, along busy and rough roads to Karima. Here we visited the less famous pyramids of Jebel Barkal. These were walking distance from our hotel and just by the side of the road. It was refreshing …

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Cairo To Cape Town 2017 – Ethiopia to Kenya – Crew Report

Ethiopia – Crossing the border from Sudan to Ethiopia took quite some time, but was relatively painless which was surprising given the ramshackle conditions of the border facilities in both countries. I think we were all a little bit sad to be leaving the hospitality of the Sudanese, but excited to be in a new country …

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Rocky Creek’s Pocket Pump does the job on the road from Cairo To Cape Town!

Compass Expeditions is testing out some of the great products from the Rocky Creek Designs range on our 80-Day, 16,500km, Cairo to Cape Town Expedition. One inevitable thing when you are riding the length of Africa is sand! Many motorcyclists dread riding in sand, but with a bit of planning it can be made a …

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Cairo To Cape Town – Images

Back hear at Compass Expeditions HQ……..We await news from the C2C road with anticipation. When it comes it is even better when there are pictures! Here are a selection of the shots that have come in so far.

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Cairo To Cape Town 2017 – Crew Report #2

Our C2C riders are now all on the road and heading South towards their ultimate goal – Cape Town, South Africa! It took longer than expected to extract all of the bikes from the customs authorities but once that was achieved it was off to see the sights. Ride Leader Andrew takes up the tale: …

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Cairo To Cape Town 2017 – Pre Departure

The Compass Expeditions Crew have been in Cairo and Alexandria for the past couple of weeks dealing with the local authorities, customs and shipping agents to have all off the red tape sorted out to be able to unload the bikes and “Truckantular”, our custom built support vehicle, released from the port and on the …

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Compass Expeditions and Rocky Creek Designs – A Quality Partnership

Compass Expeditions and Rocky Creek Designs – A Quality Partnership Our tour bikes and support vehicles do some pretty hard yards in Australia and across the globe. Flat tires and exhausted batteries are things that inevitably happen and are frustrating and time consuming for us when on tour or conducting our research trips. That is …

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2015 Cairo to Cape Town – Ethiopia

Our last day in Khartoum was spent sightseeing through some of the ancient wonders of the city. It was fascinating to learn about the rich history of Sudan. But the absolute highlight was the whirling dervishes performed during a tribal, almost trance like gathering by thousands of chanting people at sunset. This ancient ritual is …

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2015 Cairo to Cape Town Expedition Part 1

  Monday 28th September 2015 – Egypt Sitting back enjoying a cold beer overlooking the Valley of the Kings, here on the banks of the Nile, seems like a good time to reflect on the journey so far. Although it’s been less than a week, it seems like an eternity since we were at the …

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