Adventure Starts Now
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999 Days Around Africa: The Road Chose Me
After over a year of dedicated work and logistical back flips, the Africa Expedition is officially underway! I am grinning from ear to ear right now, imagining all the experiences coming my way.
Over the last twelve months not everything has gone strictly according to plan, though as a friend said recently “Sometimes you have to be stubborn like a donkey to make dreams come true”.
I think being a donkey suits me.
Two days ago I drove my house-on-wheels Jeep into a 20 foot shipping container in Halfiax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The whole process was a hundred times easier and friendlier than the last time I did that in Colón, Panama. Add to that meeting some great people in town to hang out with, and it was a hugely enjoyable -and stress free- experience.
I’ve poured all my waking hours and energy into this Jeep build over the last year, so watching the loaded container being whisked away on the back of a truck brought about mixed emotions – I’m extremely happy to be starting the expedition, but also a little concerned for the welfare of my companion, now completely out of my hands. This concern is compounded by the fact I didn’t even get a receipt!
Last night I threw on my backpack and jumped on short plane flight to Glasgow in the UK. I’ll spend the next two weeks here in the UK while the Jeep makes the crossing, doing touristy stuff and hanging out with my sister – the start to this expedition I’ve been looking forward to for a very long time.
The adventure begins now, I hope you’ll join me!
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