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And Now the Car is Back in the UK

Posted on Tuesday, 6th August 2013 by Eunice

Some of you will be aware that the car returned to the UK towards the end of June; in time to miss a visit to the Bristol Austin 7 Rally. We had a wonderful day meeting many of the Great Supporters who had...

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The Tales End!

Posted on Sunday, 31st March 2013 by Eunice

On March 20th 2013 we headed for our final border crossing; back into Chile and onto the Island of Tierra del Fuego at the very south of South America.  We understand that the borders here have been disputed...

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Anxieties in Argentina!

Posted on Thursday, 28th March 2013 by Eunice

Our journey towards the Chile/Argentine border took us along the side of a lake, through dense forests and lush farmland.  The roadside vegetation becoming ever more lush! The wild fuchsias now joined by giant rhubarb (Gunnera) and...

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Southern Chile Sojourn

Posted on Tuesday, 26th March 2013 by Eunice

The beginning of a new month and we headed the comparatively short distance, (well after the last few days) to Copiapi; where we planned to meet up with the three Austin 7’s from Buenos Aires.  The driving seemed much easier...

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Challenging Chile!

Posted on Monday, 11th March 2013 by Eunice

We crossed the Peruvian/Chilean border on the 25th of February after another long stretch of desert driving, with an increasing number of road side graves, most beautifully decorated with bright flowers. The border town of Tacna houses a large...

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Arestin' Arequipa

Posted on Monday, 11th March 2013 by Eunice

We arrived in Arequipa on 7th  February.  The plan; to celebrate Eunice's birthday and to enjoy a few days rest.  Guy had arranged this as a treat; booking a spacious room, flowers and champagne to be delivered as a surprise...

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Perils in Peru 2

Posted on Sunday, 17th February 2013 by Eunice

As we near Lima the traffic density increases; mainly buses that race each other to the next stop, which then screech to a halt on the main carriageway regardless of other traffic.  There are endless roadside...

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Perils in Peru 1

Posted on Sunday, 17th February 2013 by Eunice

Our journey to the Ecuadorian/Peruvian border was quite exciting with some very slippery off road driving as they were upgrading the road to dual carriageway. At present the temporary road goes alongside the new road.  Heavy rain...

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Exciting Ecuador

Posted on Sunday, 3rd February 2013 by Eunice

Our flight into Quayaquil (16.01.2013) gave us an indication of just how much rain and hence flooding there had been.  Many of the fields and low lying areas around the city were waterlogged.  Being an internal flight, getting out of...

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Overseas and Overthere!

Posted on Sunday, 20th January 2013 by Eunice

The Panamanians celebrate New Year's Eve in a typically Central American fashion; sharing dinner with their family and then lots of noise, music and of course fireworks.  We watched these from the roof of our hotel along with several...

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The Tail's End; Granada to Panama

Posted on Tuesday, 1st January 2013 by Eunice

We spent five nights in the City of Granada; two in the Hotel Colonial, which is just as it sounds; very nice, but rather dated. With two internal courtyards, each containing a pool it was very tranquil.  The room was very quiet and had a...

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Charging across Central America

Posted on Friday, 21st December 2012 by Eunice

We left Oaxaca on the day of the fiesta of the Virgin Mary (9/12/12).  The whole of the  previous night had been punctuated by the sound of large rockets exploding and loud music all around.  Not conducive to any form of sleep...

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Once upon a time in Oaxaca

Posted on Wednesday, 12th December 2012 by Eunice

The Monday after we arrived in the city was a public holiday to celebrate Mexican Independence,  which was good; as it gave us a chance to catch our breath, walk around the city and discover the whereabouts of the school: Solexico. ...

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Mainland Mexico

Posted on Saturday, 8th December 2012 by Eunice

We took the ferry from La Paz on the afternoon of Thursday 8th November and had a small inside cabin with a sink, as the voyage took 18 hours.  It was clean and reasonably comfortable and dinner and breakfast were included in the price of...

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Lazing in Loreto

Posted on Thursday, 8th November 2012 by Eunice

On the 28th of October, having driven the long and windy road that runs along the east coast of Baja, south of Santa Rosalia, through Mulege, (recently badly affected by hurricane Paul), and over several stretches...

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Extraordinary Baja

Posted on Thursday, 8th November 2012 by Eunice

Both of us were very apprehensive about the next step of the journey; mostly fuelled by fear of the unknown.  We have previously travelled in Spain, but this was a whole different ball game.  We were...

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Living it up in LA

Posted on Tuesday, 23rd October 2012 by Eunice

We spent six days in the same place; a first on the whole trip and quite a welcome break after living out of a suitcase for most of the last three months.  Guy spent the Wednesday with Steve McCarthy; having the wheels on the car...

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To Tulare and Back

Posted on Friday, 19th October 2012 by Eunice

We departed from Los Angeles on the 8th October and headed north to Tulare.  Having learnt our lesson about freeways we decided to leave Los Angeles using the city streets, and with the help of Tina's maps navigated out of town ...

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News Update 2

Posted on Wednesday, 17th October 2012 by Eunice

You'll be aware that there are some new stories. But you may not be aware that under the heading Journeys there is a drop down menu with a direct link to the photo albums. (So you do not need to highlight and...

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Cruising in California

Posted on Tuesday, 16th October 2012 by Eunice

We had hoped that once South of San Francisco the weather would be warmer along the coast and initially this seemed to be the case.  However, having stopped for a bite of lunch, we noticed a large fog bank looming towards the coast. ...

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