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100 Dakar - Dakar

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39 Auckland - Tonga

40 Tonga - Pago Pago

41 Pago Pago - Kiritimati

42 Kiritimati - Hilo

43 Hilo - Honolulu

44. Honolulu - Hilo

45 Hilo - San Diego

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53 Aruba - Isla Margarita

54 Isla Margarita - Cayenne

55 Cayenne - Natal

56 Natal - Cap Verde

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59 Marrakech - Cascais

60 Cascaix - Bilbao

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62 Amiens - Odense

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64 South Africa Trip

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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

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79 Kilaguni - Zanzibar

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81 Blantyre - Victoria Falls

82 Victoria Fall - Maun

83 Maun - Vumbura

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85 Pilanesberg - Durban

86 Durban - Plettenberg

87 Plettenberg Bay - Stellenbosh

88 Stellenbosch - Johannesburg

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90 Cape Town - Windhoek

91 Windhoek - Sossusvlei

92 Sossusvlei - Swakopmund

93 Svakopmund - Etosha

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95 Luanda - Sao Tome

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98 Ouagadougou - Bamako

99 Bamako - Dakar

Aa Dakar - Dakar

Bb Dakar - Lanzarote

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

Dd Jerez - Paris

Cc Lanzerote - Jerez

01. April 2011

  

Sometimes I am lucky to find a nice hotel at a reasonable price. At the airport, I hired a car on arrival and drove to Arrecife, the main town on Lazerote, and checked the prize at the Grand Hotel. I was given a room, a junior suite, for the grand total of 73Û - including a splendid breakfast and a magnificent view over the water, the city, and the airport in the distance. So I stayed for 2 nights.

The day after arriving, I drove around the island, that is mostly made up of volcanic material, as the last major eruption happened only about 150 years ago. There are many tourists on the island, and the well maintained roads cater for a lot of bicycle touring and training during the months of the northern European winter.

In the afternoon I returned to the airport to get fuel and I filled most of my ferry tank as well as the wing tanks. The fuel was not however as cheap as I thought: I had been quoted a price per ton (strangely enough), but then they calculated 1000 litre to a ton, and that is not correct, as avgas only weighs 0.7 kg. per. litre. But I do not know if I got cheated? The fuel person did not speak English. (And neither do I speak Spanish!).

And the security personnel did not speak English, so I had no idea why I had to wait for 10 minutes on leaving the general aviation terminal? But a police guy turned up and asked for my passport? I told him it was in the safe in my hotel room and then he proceeded to search my bag and my pockets etc.?

They sure knew how to turn an otherwise good experience into a bad one. I will never understand why people, who do not speak a word of English, get chosen for these kind of jobs - after all, the Canaries Islands have been a major tourist destination for more than 50 years, and a lot of English speaking people live on the islands??

I also wanted to pay the landing fee but that also proved to be a major task - and only because a kind information employee, accompanied me to the airport office, did I succeed to part with the about 50 Û in fees!

But now I was ready for an early departure this morning. The plane was leaking fuel, and I noticed it was parked on a slight slope and I discovered that I had lost about 40 liters of fuel!! Apart from the pollution and the fire danger, it was fuel that I could end up needing before reaching my destination, so I filled 10 gallons into the wings from my ferry tank! I must get some kind of plugs for the overflow vents!

But I was on my way as planned at 0800Z, and left on a Koral 2M departure for Jerez. I knew I would get good tail wind, and sure enough: up to a 35 kts. tailwind at F100 (10.000 feet) heading direct for RALEK from KORAL.

On landing in Jerez, I had decided to continue to Madrid, and I had the file plan accepted and had paid the fees, when I was told, that I could not park at the Cuatro Vientes airport? I considered other options, but because I had left my reading glasses in the plane, and now was in the operation office of the airport, I was slightly handicapped. I decided to stay in Jerez.

That was until I was told, that there was a motor bike race going on in the city, and I realised it would be difficult to get a hotel. So I had to hire a car again, and on leaving the airport I saw a road sign for Sevilla, so I decided to drive the about 100 km. to here.

I have had a walk around in this beautiful city, which has a vibrant street life on such a Friday evening.