Best Subjects – Cooking; History
Sport – Has lousy defence
Unoriginal as always copies from neighbour
Best Subject – Architecture
Easily influenced by the North Africans.
Has multiple personalities that don’t get along.
Best Subject – Economics
Doesn’t get involved in others fighting
Best Subjects – Economics; Cooking
From time to time tends to bully others
Best Subject – Engineering
Sport – Cycling
Despite being class president still can’t perform as well as neighbours.
We are now back in the UK and will spend the next few days giving Norman a clean and organising ourselves for the trip home.
For all who have tagged along via the blog we hope you have enjoyed the adventure as much as we have. With the exception of life with my family I would have to say it is the most pleasurable experience I have had thus far.
It is so great to see through the comments that this blog has fulfilled a number of roles:
- As my KRAFT issue gets worse it is great to have a record to look back on
- It has helped those of you who have already visited these places relive your own experiences
- It has served to whet the appetites of those who may not have travelled this way yet
- It shows it can be done
We sincerely hope that if we do get to come back next year as planned that those of you who have indicated you may be able to join us in part can do so.
The flight videos from July can be seen here
If you would like to see stats or Google overlays from any of these flights they are here
We are now in the closing stages of this years journey. Here is where I was going to give a big plug to Graham & Linda without whose help this would not have been achievable. But alas they have informed us that they are retiring and joining the many people they have helped into a life on the road, we wish them the best of luck and once again thank them for all they have done.
(UPDATE: They may have found someone to keep the business going so if you are in need of their services in the future let me know)
The map below shows roughly the path we drove over the last 5 months covering approximately 12,000 kms. Norman did a fantastic job of getting us around (there were some parts replaced) but he deserves a nice long rest though I’m not sure he is crazy about spending the winter in Southern England. I also think R.A.L.F. deserves a mention, there were times he became a little lost but a good update usually sorted him out.
Lastly I cannot sign off without thanking Debbie who has cooked & cleaned (almost) each & everyday (almost) without complaint, while all I did was drive & clean toilets. I did offer to swap roles but for some reason she wasn’t interested. We certainly couldn’t have done this without her organisational skills and persistent vision.
Look forward to having you along next year.