Farewell Aussie Overlanders
Today we bid farewell to our awesome friends the Aussie Overlanders who also driving from Sydney to London. It’s so exciting that they’re finally getting their trip underway and the ‘One Day’ that we’re all dreaming of has finally arrived for them. We only met 6months ago, but in that time have become great buddies, supporting each other on the roller-coaster ride of planning and preparing for a trip like this. Sydney was certainly looking her best for their departure – the sun was shining and the view from McMahons Point is just incredible looking back at the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House – the first landmark of many on this trip! The Troopy was looking unreal, the amount of work these guys have done over the past few months has completely transformed a tired-old troopy into a 5* overlanding machine – pop top sleeping area, full Drifta fit out, Blistein suspension, ECB Bullbar, VRS Winch – you name it, it’s got it – not to mention Kirsty’s amazing curtains and cushion covers 🙂
It’s made us feel even more excited about our trip – although nervous about the amount of work we still have to do! Kylie is still at Techno Automotive getting the last of her work done – then she’s off to Tint-A-Car to get the tinted security film applied. Hopefully we’ll have her back in time for Easter so we can complete the finishing touches and begin the 3D puzzle that is trying to pack everything. Can’t believe our ‘One Day’ is only 2 weeks away!!!
In the meantime Gaz & Kirsty, we wish you all the best on your trip – can’t wait to hear about all your stories and hoping so much that our paths cross at some point between here and London!
See you later guys!
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Within the first few weeks of ‘launching’ our blog, we’ve been overwhelmed by all the support we’ve had from everyone – the number of messages, the Face Book likes and our new blog followers has been awesome and we look forward to having you with us on our trip. It’s been such a motivator, particularly during these last few weeks which have been so intense, it keeps us driving towards our goal no matter how hard it gets….something which will become even more apparent as we get into the trip!
We’re also super excited to let you know that Sydney City Mitsubishi are a new major sponsor! We were fortunate enough to meet Cormac Smyth, the sales manager for the dealership in Sydney through the Triple Diamond Club. When he heard about the trip he was keen to help us with getting the car ‘trip ready’ and so has generously offered us the spare parts we need. We’re thankful for all the help we can get in making this trip happen – So THANK YOU CORMAC & SYDNEY CITY MITSUBISHI!
Our New Sponsors
So with new parts lined up to, we also have had the lovely guys at Dobinsons Springs supply us with new Torsion bars at cost. This means our suspension has Dobinson Springs & Torsion bars – something we will be very happy to have when we hit the African corrugations! Kylie is going in for her last big service next week – so will update again on the final work.
A huge week all round – finishing packing, speaking to sponsors, set of first jabs completed, Carnet Du Passage application sorted, water system finally sussed and pump bought, getting to grips with managing a blog and social pages, Richard tweeted for the first time (never saw that coming) and not to mention still both working full time!! Exhausting! We’ll be much happier when the move is finally completed this weekend – we’ll be staying with our awesome friends, Rob & Laura for our last few weeks in Sydney.