We're under starter's orders, due at Manchester
Airport for our flight to New Zealand early tomorrow morning.
One of the biggest headaches of the past few weeks has been
figuring out how to get us and all our gear to the airport.
That's two adults, two toddlers, two bikes, two buggies,
8 panniers, 2 bar bags, a tent, and a large rucksack stuffed
with sleeping bags. The bikes and buggies have been packed
into three boxes each the size of a single mattress. The
panniers are in two large bags each about the size and weight
One of the bike boxes
And a sack of panniers
We couldn't find a taxi in the North of England
that could handle this job, especially at 5 o'clock on a
cold wet November morning. So our good friend and local
horse trader came to the rescue and is helping us to start
our expedition in style.
We're under starter's orders
So, with our steeds all loaded up, we're finally
in the starting gate and there a bit of jockeying for position
going on....... about who will ride in the car and who will
ride with the gear. For some of us this may be the only
opportunity we have to be towed rather than be towing.