Come along for the journey!

Come along for the journey!

Monday, 3 May 2010


The picture in the last blog entry looks like we have a support vehicle. Well, as lovely as Jerry is, and a 'big up' to him for taking us here for our first leg, he basically left us for dead, knowing full well we had done no real training, and that our knowledge of the desert was limited to knowing it has one 's' in. The vultures are hovering already. This high probability of dying is exacerbated by the fact that Neko has a thing for stopping to look at pretty coloured rocks, and Kris wants to take a photo of absolutely everything. All this whilst our water supply diminishes.

Our first day saw us do just 24 miles. That wasn't too bad considering we set off at 3.30pm, and took the first in a series of 'scenic diversions' (you might say that pretty much encapsulates our life right now), up a couple of thousand feet, in nearly 100 degree heat, from America's lowest point at 'Badwater', below sea level, zero humidity, salty dry air so that you simply could not drink enough water to quench your thirst. Heat aside (and it's really not too bad yet this time of year), it's the dryness that really gets you. All's well-ish so far. Thanks Dan 'tech support' Westy for the weather updates.

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