Three lady people (teachers to be precise), one key ring sized van, 10,000 miles. Sounds about right.
Debbie signed up for this ages ago on a charitable and crazed whim. Avril and Nic actually thought about it first and decided to join in the ride. Parking? We'll figure out which one of us can do that at some point. Maps? Just follow the lines - surely?
It's all for a good cause.....
The Compact Pussycat 3 will be supporting the Children's and Young People's Protection and Development NGO in UlaanBaatar and the fabulous Kids Company, London.
The Finish Line
Posted by Deb at 24th August 2010 at 11:57
UlaanBaatar, Mongolia: Well we made it! After 32 days of hardcore driving, camping and general smelliness the ladies arrived in the capital. Bertha sadly only made it half way across Mongolia before her front right shock rocketed through the suspension spring wrecking her front wheel.... as we sat in the middle of the desert we realsied what amazing friends we had made as they cleared out the 2 Micras of surplus baggage to squeeze in 3 lady sized surplus baggages and their clothes. 4 hours later and Bertha recieved an emotional farewell as she was strapped to the top of a truck and bounced off 120km back to Altay. The Micras made it with some very grateful passengers. The Compact Pussycat 3 made it 80th on the team arrival board and we found out today that Bertha was sold in Altay for $3000 (more than we paid for her) which will go to the charities here. So the Hijet did good after all.
Thank you for all your support - It's been an amazing journey, with amazing people.
So what's next? We'll see you soon xxxxx
Goodwood race track. 100's of crazy, beat up, colourful motors all lined up and ready to go! ...
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Republic of Altai, Russian Federation
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Rubtsovsk, Russian Federation
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