Friday, May 28, 2010

Getting Ready to Go

Getting ready to go to Africa has taken up so much of my time i haven't been able to blog, tweet much, or even surf much. I was able to ship some food to Senegal, and arranged air freight for some stuff as well. I didn't bother sending a tv, but sent a wetsuit, some surf gear, my triathlon bike, and some camping gear.

I don't watch a lot of tv, get most of my news from the Internet, and would rather be out practicing my french or doing something. It also looks like I will need to learn Wolof as well. If I get to travel as much as i hope (and surf as much as i hope) satellite service would be wasted.

Another thing that i always wanted to do is a full ironman triathlon, and South Africa holds one each April. I will have plenty of time to train when i am not surfing, but figure i will have to spend most of my bike time on an indoor trainer. I am not looking forward to spending 6 hours on an indoor trainer. It seems like there is a healthy running community in Dakar, even a branch of the hash house harriers, but i haven't seen anything about open water swimming.

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  1. I've been following you on Twitter and really enjoy your links. (I'm kmasson.) We lived in Senegal for two years and are moving back in January. Maybe we'll bump into you in Dakar - although probably not surfing. We're more scuba diving people. :)

  2. Thanks- I might go diving at Oceanium this weekend.