We have, however, had a most wonderful Christmas holiday... much needed rest and relaxation to charge our over-worked batteries and catch up with family and friends. In addition, we have acquired ourselves a whole bunch of adventure goodie gifts which sees us tick many boxes on our essential equipment list. Our stove, hammock, key safe, wildlife identification guides, notebooks, an axe and a bumper-mounted bottle opener to name but a few.
Taking Bee-Bee to the mainland enabled us to order and collect our ‘too heavy and expensive to post’ super-bumper, high-lift jack and Jerry cans. We made the most of the January sales in Weymouth, Bournemouth and Portsmouth, purchasing some of our clothing list essentials including thermal layers, waterproofs and jackets.
2012, officially the “year of the adventure” is now upon us and with not long to go we need to bring all the last 14 months of planning together as our departure date looms. We are going to get ‘adventure fit’ to prepare ourselves physically for the trip; as well as less weight being more economical, our chances of out-running Mexican drug lords and grizzly bears increases dramatically.