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

12

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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

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

23. Mar 2010

Saturday I drove from Knysna to George on the Garden Route, crossed the Montagu pass driving inland, and the Outeniqua pass coming back to the coast, visited Herolds Bay, and returned to Knysna by the Seven Passes Road for the night.

 

It was beautiful scenery – but not much justification for calling it “the Garden Route”? Maybe it is because of the climate change?

 

Sunday I returned to Plettenberg Bay airport after getting lost trying to locate it. I got there later than planned, as I was invited to lunch by a local couple I met in Botswana.

 

When I arrived 2 days ago, I was told I could get fuel – but the guy who I should call to get it did not answer his phone today, so I had to fly to George in order to refuel. The clouds had started to come in from the sea, so my arrival in George was Special VFR.

 

I had requested a password from the South African Weather Service – but instead of giving me one, they seem to want to start a correspondence, by requesting me to “supply information that supports, that I operate in the South Africa region”. So no weather info for me. How the hell do you prove, that you operate in the area. Fly by their office window?

 

I had planned to continue my route along the coast, but by the time I departed George, I realized, that if I flew direct to Stellenbosh, I would get there by sunset! So I decided to do that, to avoid having to land in darkness. I climbed to 6500 feet, barely enough to stay clear of the mountains on the way, and apart from announcing my position on tha common frequency, I did not talk to anyone before approaching Stellenbosh. 5 miles out I broadcasted my position, and there was just one other plane in the landing circuit, so I landed as number 2 on runway 19 in Stellenbosh.

 

I friendly guy came from the club house to help me push the plane to a parking spot, where I could tie it down. He also offered me a lift to town, so  I could check into a hotel.

 

Stellenbosh is my destination. I am going to fly back to Europe, but not for a while. I have arranged a hangar space here, and will return home by a commercial flight, and return later to fly the plane back to Europe.

 

So if you have enjoyed reading about my journey, I kindly ask you to check in every now and then for the remaining part of the trip. If you have any questions – or comments – I would like to hear from you.

 

Bye for now.