Made it!

by Kate on August 19, 2010


Just a quick update to say that  I have made it! After 22,040km I arrived at Cape Hafun, the most easterly point of the African continent on the 16th August, 4 days ahead of schedule. Our journey through Puntland was absolutely amazing and I have a great story to tell. I arrived at the remote lighthouse with a pistol in my bar bag and a split wheel rim. The wind was so strong that I was constantly being sand blasted and blown off the road. We have had incredible support from the Puntland government, from the president down.

In Somaliland we took the decision to not publicise our movements or intended route for security reasons. I have two more blogs to write about our journey through Somaliand and Puntland, so please stay tuned for the story.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Piet Kailola August 19, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Congradulation Kate another epic journey finished. I have followed your journey closely and look forward to reading the two remaining blogs. What is next South America, Antartica???? Well done

Abdirisak Issa Hussein August 19, 2010 at 8:03 pm

Well done Kate, I am sure you are a lion hearted brave girl, I really came to know about your Journey the day you were passing Garowe the capital of Puntland when a friend of mine saw you on your bicycle across the town, look forward to reading the remaining blogs.


lizzie August 20, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Congratulations Kate. Truly an amazing feat and wonderful adventure. Looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne soon.x

Greg Chrisfield August 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm


Congratulations ! on completing an amazing and inspiring journey from all at Ausenco.
We wish you a safe trip home and look forward to hearing more about your experiences and suggested solutions to reducing poverty from you personally on your return.

omar August 21, 2010 at 12:58 am

I am proud of you to hear that you been to puntland where many ppl believe there is no any peace at all,,, You have shown the world that we puntlanders are the friends of peace and welcome any one as their homeland, you have shown the world that anyone wants to visist puntland is welcomed and respected as puntlanders, you are really great and i will be tuned to hear all your stories,

xxxx puntlander

Hassan Cubeyd August 21, 2010 at 4:07 am

Congratulations Kate” I hope You had a good Adventure in the land of “Punt” , but I hope You will come back to us hoping to hear from Your experience.

Cunningham family in Maradi Niger August 21, 2010 at 6:49 am

CONGRATULATIONS to you and your support team Kate. We have cheered you all the way and followed your website with much interest. What an awesome achievement and fascinating series of stories you have collected along the way. Remarkable planning, team work and perseverance. We salute you and were glad to be a small link in the chain here in Niger. Cheers – Sally, Peter, Aaron & Steven C

Yaasiin Mohamud Yabarag August 21, 2010 at 6:55 am

so amazing what you have acheived, I was so excited to know about your journey when you were in Puntland since then I have followed your journey closely and look forward the new pictures over there,,,


Mahdi August 21, 2010 at 9:22 am

Congratulations Kate!!! I’m so happy for you! I hope you get a really nice holiday now! .

Iam From Puntland and I hope you tell about how it’s Puntland.

andrew August 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Congratulations Kate, it’s an amazing achievement and a demonstration of your determination to make a difference to those less fortunate.

I’ll see you next week and I’m still waiting for you show the same grit to reduce my handicap! xox

Abdirashid August 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Congratulations Kate. Truly an amazing Journey , I have folowed your journey and i hope u will come back safe . I hope u have enough Information the land of Puntland .welcome back this is your next mother land

mahmed eid ismail August 22, 2010 at 2:07 am

hi kate im happy that you finish your journey in puntland somalia my hometown i wish you enjoy your stay in puntland and iwill wait for the new blogs you or another ppl from the world is wlc to visit puntland its good state and hostrical

julie howell August 22, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Dearest Kate
You are truly an inspiration. I really think that your achievements will help make a difference to the world of poverty. I am looking forward to hearing all about it when you come home xx

Kate Hook August 24, 2010 at 6:17 am

Fantastic Kate, what an inspiration you are! We have loved following your amazing ride. Well done and welcome home.

Fred Kininmonth August 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Congratulations Kate. You’re an inspiration to all of us! What an amazing achievement and a very special experience. Thanks for your blogs and sharing it with us. Your observations on poverty and potential solutions deserves a wider audience. Looking forward to welcoming you back to Melbourne all rested. Cheers! Fred

prue atkins August 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm

Congratulations Kate. A truly extraordinary accomplishment.
Prue and Bob Atkins

John Grant August 25, 2010 at 6:21 pm

You’ve been a few places now; good to follow your St Petersburg / Vladivostok and circum Auz trips. Congratulations on another significant accomplishment.

Brendo August 25, 2010 at 9:15 pm

Kate, you are one hell of a woman!

Dracula October 29, 2010 at 10:45 am

Im higly impressed.You have bigger balls then most men or you are a bit crazy(my bet is on both).Great job are lovely pictures.I hope you realize all that you hoped for

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