The Strange Feeling of The End
All of a sudden it was over. I got on a flight out of Sydney on Tuesday which brought me into London on Wednesday after 24 solid hours of flying with only 2 hours stop in Hong kong. It’s a strange feeling being back in the UK and no doubt will continue to be so for a while Richard stayed on and brought the landy down to the docks on Thursday. The carnet was signed off for the last time and it was ready to be shipped. It should arrive back in the Uk in mid August and then it’ll be my job to tart it up and sell it. A good percentage of the proceeds will be going to ActionAid.
So that is that. The long journey is officially over after almost 50 weeks, 30,000 miles driven and 27 countries visited. It’s been too long an experience to summarize in a few paragraphs so there’ll be a few conclusion posts to wrap everything up.
It’s our pleasure to thank all our sponsors, Land Rover Monthly magazine and everyone who helped us out with the vehicle before we left - especially Dave Wood.
Also, thanks to all our friends who made the effort to keep in touch throughout the trip - it makes a big difference when you’re in remote parts of the world.
An especial thankyou goes to all the staff at the ActionAid projects we visited for their kind hospitality - it was a real privledge to get to meet and talk with the project communties as it would have been impossible for us otherwise and it makes a big difference in our impression and understanding of the issues which affect people living in those areas.
Finally, thanks to everyone who read this blog and shared their comments.