A Very Mechanical Journey

Moments … hindsight can be a wonderful thing, allowing reflection on past events, seeing patterns perhaps but in this case to identify a moment in time that changed my mindset in a fairly major way. There are also moments when a shift happens or when an epiphany is reached; moments of wonder, excitement and realisation. As I say moments … … Read More

Tecate: Our U.S.A. to Mexico Border Crossing

The route we’re in the process of taking through Mexico is from Tecate, down the Baja California peninsula to La Paz, then from La Paz across the Sea of Cortez by ferry to Mazatlan, after which we’ll be zipping a mere 2,600 kilometres across the mainland of Mexico to the Yucatan peninsula. My sister Nic and my brother Ben and … Read More

A Breakdown and a Pause Before Mexico

Since Christmas we’ve been through a dozen different landscapes, wild camped under the most brilliant starry skies, and had another mechanical breakdown. On the way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, in a very empty part of Nevada, Hanna started really laboring up hills, to the point where she conked out.  Luckily we just made it to a petrol station … Read More

Deserts, Mountains and Canyons, Southern USA Style

Time seems to be flying by and so here’s an update on some of the amazing stuff we’ve seen and done since San Francisco.  I can’t believe it’s only been just over 3 weeks since we left, and how much we’ve seen in that time. After San Fran we drove down the coast before heading east to Death Valley.  We hung out … Read More

Hanna Below the Sea

It’s been a while – Sas explained why – so we are now in a warmer and significantly quieter place – Death Valley, CA. The ups and the downs (literally and figuratively) of driving through such a diverse landscape are fading in to a warmer glow of memory, the nights of freezing head and warm body fade also as the … Read More