As a wise lady (Viking Explorer’s sister, of course) wrote on the blog: “It’s like a book, really – you flip the page, and the story takes an unexpected turn… Looking forward to the next chapter ”.
And here it is – the next chapter.
Kapp2Cape seems to be taking on a life of its own – and it clearly wants to be even bigger than our original dream of Nordkapp to Cape Agulhas. Rather than complete the epic journey and adventure in one trip, it seems that the adventure will exist in multiple shorter stages.
So, we are going with the flow on this one, and giving our dream – Kapp2Cape – wings to grow.
Kapp2Cape no longer represents a single journey which would inevitably conclude. It is no longer limited to the north-south route from Norway to South Africa. Like our good friends at Global Adventures, Kapp2Cape wants to represent the whole world! There are clearly lots of ‘Kapp’s, ‘Cap’s, ‘Cabo’s and ‘Cape’s that need connecting.
This is really exciting for us. It allows our dream to exist beyond the original timeframe.
This new format gives us unlimited options to continue the adventure for many years (even if we have to take breaks in between to generate more resources).
But the spirit of Kapp2Cape remains the same.
Our love of wildlife, nature and wilderness continues to be our motivation. Wildlife is rapidly diminishing and we’ll continue to try and experience it before it is only preserved in zoos, photographs and memories.
And so, we celebrate the successful completion of Stage 1: from Kapp (a small town outside Oslo in Norway) to Cap Vert, (the peninsula in Senegal where Dakar is located). It has been a truly memorable 127 days on the road. There have been ups and downs, highlights and lowlights, and we have learned an immense amount about ourselves. We have met some amazing people along the way – many whom we hope to keep in touch with.
Excitingly, it isn’t long until the next stage: Stage 2 starts in Cape Town … as soon as Brodie emerges from his container …