So, you’ve pawed and gaped at maps and photographs of distant horizons, and you’ve had ‘the chat’ with your partner. Not that chat. You’re disgusting and you should stop doing that. The other chat, where you’ve done the maths concerning what you can afford, and mused over whether the kids really need school or even need to wear clothes. Finally, you’ve decided that, alone or together, you want to travel on your own steam. And now comes the fun bit!
As a very dear friend of mine is embarking on his planning and we started talking about electric needs, I started going back to basics. One third of your travel will be sleeping, probably even half setting up camp, preparing food, taking down camp and cleaning up. For me it’s as simple as one question: Where are you going to sleep? There are two facets to this: one is how you intend to put your head down each night; and the second is the geographic location. This influences your vehicle choice. Allow me to explain!
Physical Location Now this is where we get to the real root of it:
Hadn't quite realised how long it was since my last photo post, so here is a collection from the next country in the list, Peru. We had an amazing time but it was also the end of the road for Rich and time he had to return to work, so from this point on until the end I'd be on my own - a very odd feeling after 6 weeks of living in each others pockets!
The blog will be a record of everything - from idea conception to old age in making this adventure happen
You can find the excellent 2006 Antipodean Adventure blog by Dwyer Rooney here