Updated 17. Oct 2016

01 Atlanta - Wilmington

02 Wilmington - New York

03 New York - Montreal

04 Montreal - Kuujjuaq

05 Kuujjuaq - Iquaulit

06 Iqualuit - Kangerlussuaq

07 Kangerlussuaq - Sisimiut

08 Sisimiut - Ilulissat

09 Ilulisat - Rekjavik

100 Dakar - Dakar

10 Reykjavik - Vagar

11 Vagar - Odense

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14 Odense - Zurich

15 Zurich - Corfu

16 Corfu - Adana

17 Adana - Tehran

18 Tehran - Isfahan

19 Isfahan - Karachi

20 Karachi - Mumbai

21 Mumbai - Colombo

22 Colombo - Phuket

23 Phuket - Penang

24 Penang - Kuala Lumpur

25 Kuala Lumpur - Jakarta

26 Jakarta - Denpasar

27 Denpasar - Broome

28 Broome - Darwin

29 Darwin - Ayers Rock

30 Ayers Rock - Adelaide

31 Adelaide - Melbourne

32 Melbourne - Sydney

33 Sydney - Hobart

34 Hobart - Queenstown

35 Queenstown - Christchurch

36 Christchurch - Napier

37 Napier - Rotorua

38 Rotorua - Auckland

39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

46 San Diego - El Paso

47 El Paso - Corpus Christi

48 Corpus Christi - Cancun

49 Cancun - Chithen Itza

50 Chitchen Itza - Grand Cayman

51 Cayman Island - Jamaica

52 Jamaica - Aruba

53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

57 Cap Verde - Mauritania

58 Mauritania - Marrakech

59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

61 Bilbao - Amiens

62 Amiens - Odense

63

64 South Africa Trip

65 Odense - Munich

66 Munich - Zell Am Zee

67 Zell Am Zee - Athens

68 Athens - Rhodes

69 Rhodes - Haifa

70 Haifa - Masada

71 Masada - Eilat

72 Eilat - Luxor

73 Luxor - Jiddah

74 Jiddah - Djibouti

75 Djibouti - Addis Ababa

76 Addis Ababa - Nairobi

77 Nairobi - Amboseli

78 Amboseli - Kilaguni

79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

80 Zanzibar - Blantyre

81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

84 Vumbura - Pilanesberg

85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

89 Johannesberg - Cape Town

90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

94 Etosha - Luanda

95 Luanda - Sao Tome

96 Sao Tome - Lome

97 Lome - Ouagadougou

98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

33 Sydney - Hobart

9. March 2007

After 6 days in Sydney it was time to depart. Of two possible destinations, I had chosen to go to Hobart, on my way to New Zealand. The other route was over Lord Howe Island to the North East, but because I want to go to the South Island in New Zealand, I hope to get a tailwind going across from Tasmania.


I have had some great days in Sydney. On arrival last Saturday, I was invited to a barbecue the next day. Before that we attended a revelation of a memorial plate for the author Henry Lawson, before we took part in a bike ride with a group of people around to historic places in Petersham.
 

Then it was off to the barbecue, well sort of, because it was arranged, that I first took part in “Clean Australia Day”. So I found myself on a hot, humid Sunday in mud to my ankles picking rubbish from the Mangrove riverbed of the Cook River! 
 

But I got myself a nice T-shirt for the effort. And the barbecue after was really appreciated. Next day we were off to visit an old friend in the Blue Mountains, and the same night we had dinner with another old friend, Janikka. With us was one more very good friend – he died several years ago, but Janikka had him in an urn on the mantel piece!
 

I spend a day riding around Sydney, catching the ferries to see a couple of places I used to live. Rode past the Sydney Opera House, where I once worked doing the follow spot in the opera theatre during a performance of Magic Flute by the Australian Opera. Queen Elizabeth was seated below – and I was flanked by 2 armed policemen!
 

Yesterday, I wanted to go flying with my friends Peter & Michelle. We wanted to do the “Victor 1” route down along the Sydney coast line, but thunderstorms moved in, so we had to give it up.
 

Before departure, I contacted the Customs, to get a new clearance to go to Hobart. After all, I had been instructed by the customs in Melbourne, that I would be in deep trouble if I did not. But after having difficulties getting the customs officer understand what I wanted, the customs in Sydney told me, that I did not need a clearance??
 
Departing Bankstown airport, I headed north via Paramatta to Barenjouy Head. I requested a clearance from Sydney Terminal to do the “Victor 1” route, and to fly via the harbour and the Opera House. I got the clearance, and flew along the spectacular coast line at 1500 feet, into the harbour over Manly to the harbour bridge, before doing a circle. Then back out of the harbour through the Heads.
 

I was to proceed below the Sydney control zone at 500 feet, but was asked to do a 360 degree turn due to a landing aircraft in Sydney’s international airport. After doing that, I flew south along the coast at 500 feet until I was clear of the controlled airspace.
 

Flying south along the coastline with one sandy beach after another, I got a clearance from Nowra military airport to cross their area, so I could follow the coast to the south. Reaching the south coast I came over the Tasman Sea for the 200 NM of water, before I reached the coastline of Tasmania.
 

40 miles out of Hobart I called the control tower, and came in for a left hand visual landing on runway 12. I was met by a Marshall, which showed me to a grass parking area. As a service the Marshall went to get a taxi for me – and followed the taxi right to my plane. Great service!