NEWS

We are in Madagascar!

Ben and I made it safely to Madagascar late on Saturday night, after a 28 hour journey from Tunisia. All of our gear also arrived in one piece, which was a relief. The past days have been a whirlwind of unpacking, gear testing, food shopping, logistics meetings and catching up with old friends here in Antananarivo. This morning we had …

The Klepper has arrived!

Ben has just returned from a trip to the UK and France with a very important piece of expedition gear: our Klepper Aerius 545 Expedition folding kayak! We spent yesterday afternoon practising putting it together and breaking it down again, checking to make sure everything works OK. First effort took 55 minutes (struggling to follow the German-language instructions) but second …

37 Days To Go…

It is now exactly 37 days before Ben and I jump on a plane and head to Madagascar to start our Mangoky River expedition. The start date is rapidly approaching. So what have we both been up to since the last update? See below for some updates on our fitness work, finding the source, logistics headaches and marketing efforts (thus …

Expedition updates: 72 days to go!

It’s been two weeks since our last update, so what have we been up to? Well, nothing very Mangoky-related unfortunately! Ben has been back in the UK on tour with his band Buffo’s Wake. By their own description, Buffo’s Wake is a twelve-legged beast, hatched in the murky backwater of Brighton, UK. Armed with accordions, violins and a bucket full …

We are off to Madagascar!

Hello Everyone, Ben and I have finally sorted out the website, and we are very excited to announce our upcoming kayaking expedition. We now have exactly 83 days before we jump on a plane and head to Madagascar to try and kayak the longest river on the island from source to sea. The expedition along the Mangoky river should take …