92 Dodge W250 regular cab, Cummins, 5 spd, 255/ 85R16 Toyo MT's, some other tweaking and changes.
No, i'm not, an thats just bad :-)
Just needed to have a heads up if you where to come home permanently.
Still planning and hoping for a presentation of your trip for our members in KNA/KOK... :-)
Did see something funny on this site:
And it seems to me, that this tread, unUrban, has the most views off them all....
Now, get back to the wan and keep posting :-) (Have a nice "vacation" first....)
It will still take a while, though, before we catch up with The Thread.... :-) http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...hi-to-Kinshasa
So you guys are back at home during the tragedy?
It has now been three days since the killings, and these days have been very different from anything I've ever experienced in Norway. Oslo is covered in flowers. Thousands and thousands of people are in the city center showing their respect to the people we lost. In all the sadness, it is also beautiful...
And in the middle of the crowd are even some of the government politicians. This is what we mean when we talk about a society based on openness and trust.
It has been three days since the bomb and the massacre. In this time, nobody has mentioned the word "revenge". Nobody has blamed anyone for not doing this or that. And even if it was a political party that was on this sick guy's hit list, there has been no political agenda in comments or speaches. The only focus has been to take care of the victims, their friends and family, and the people somehow involved in this nightmare.
We read in international newspapers that this will change Norway forever. I'm not so sure. If anything, it will only make Norway even more Norwegian. Hate and racism will always be fought with openness, democracy, and humanity. Because that is what we believe in! In this terrible terrible tragedy an overlanding-couple are proud to call Norway home.
What an amazing thread, E&M. I have been slowly reading all 39 pages every day when I get home from work. You must be very grateful to be able to make such a journey.
I didn't read anything that mentioned a book. After reading this, I think it would be very easy to publish your journey. Your photography is awesome too!
We won't make any promises about a book, but you never know.... (and it is Malin that is chief photographer, I only take pics of the Patrol....)
If there is one thing that will blow you away in South America it is the mountain ranges. Yes, the Alps and the Rockies are impressive too, but the Andes make them look small. From the Pacific coast we headed back up into the mountains to camp at 4000 meters / 12000 ft + altitude. The shortcut up into the valley of Callejon de Huaylas take us through Canyon del Pato, and this is a spectacular drive.
The road is rough and at places carved out of the side of the canyon. They have also made 32 tunnels to get the road through the canyon.
After a long day's drive from Trujillo we arrived in the town of Caraz in the evening. This is one of the towns at the base of the mountain range of Cordillera Blanca and is a starting point for mountaineers wanting to hike and climb in the area. As we didn’t have up-to-date info about camping in the national park, we spent the night in Caraz in the backyard of a hotel in the city center. The next morning we took off and drove up and up and up a narrow valley to Lago Peròn at 4200 meters where we popped the roof tent.
Above us were several 6000 meter / 18000 ft snow capped mountains.
We also wanted to drive across this mountain range, and a few kilometers south of Huaraz there are a couple of roads going up into and over the mountains. This is just south of the snow capped peaks, but if the weather is good you will have stunning views along these roads. Unfortunately, the weather turned on us just at the critical place, and we had no views of these peaks at all… But the road is still VERY scenic.
And it is amazing that you can see signs of farming even at this elevation. All fences built of stone.
In this area is also a tree, Puya Raymondi, (which is actually in the pinapple family) found only a couple of places in the world.
At the highest pass on this road we were at 4878 meters above sea level. Engine and people still running, but at a slightly slower pace than normal…
Leaving the Cordillera Blanca we drove east to find an alternative route south towards Cuzco and Machu Picchu. More soon!