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What do you desire? What makes you itch?

If you ever needed a reason, to stop what you’re doing and do something that you really love. Then this is it. This lecture from the late Alan Watts identifies the most simple of truths, that many of us never live out our dreams, for the simple fear of money. I know it’s something that has always been on the back of my mind, and money was a potentially huge barrier in doing this trip. However, when it came down to it, we both agreed that this trip would be more important to us than any other material objects our money could buy. When you’re able to re-prioritise what’s important to you in life, you need to put the other fears aside and go for it.

What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?…..If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.’ Alan Watts 1915-1973

Electrics done!

Ok -maybe  not the most exciting of posts, but a huge milestone for us. After another long weekend for Rich,  the electrics are finally finished! If any of you have dabbled in auto-electronics you’ll realise what a feat this is -particularly when it’s all been self taught from youtube videos! We now have a triple battery set up to run 4 roof lights, interior strip LED lights, fridge, and an inverter for mains power – we will have 24hour power without flattening the main car battery.

Yep, we’re going to look like a disco in the desert!

Meanwhile, Sophie is hitting GumTree with full force – flat is starting to empty – but there’s a long way to go! Only 2 weeks left before we move out….. the to do list is never-ending!

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MORGANSAFARI Announcement – We have our first partner – the South African overlander mapping company Tracks4Africa choose to support MORGANSAFARI! Write up to follow. Check out Tracks4Africa

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MORGAN SAFARI Live Tracking

Hi, the MORGANSAFARI ‘Find-me-Spot’ tracker is now up and running.  You can get to our tracking page here  LIVE TRACKING and the link directly to the ‘Find-Me-Spot’ page is here MORGAN SAFARI – Find me SPOT tracker – Live

We tested the tracker on Monday morning and it confirmed that we were on the balcony at MORGANSAFARI HQ, 8 Water Street, Birchgrove!

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The Spot tracker will serve two functions. Firstly it will enable you to follow our progress live on the internet with up to date GPS position. The tracker also enables us to contact you with the following messages;

OK : We are ok, having a great time and our position is xxxxxxx

We are not OK : Things not so great, so standby just in case

SOS: Holy shit – things just got really bad – it’s time to send in the A-Team! Well an automatic message is sent to family, local and international rescue service.

Hopefully the last function doesn’t get used.

For more information on Spot Trackers and they service they offer you can go here……………http://international.findmespot.com/

Cheers

R

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Another Weekend in the garage!

It’s Australia day weekend and while the whole of Australia has been celebrating all things Aussie, Sophie and I have been in the underground garage at No. 8 Water Street, again. I have spent most of my free time over the last two months down here getting the car ready for our adventure. I shouldn’t complain as all this work is going to to end up with us having the most amazing adventure. At least we are getting things done and I must admit I do get a great sense of achievement when a new piece is added to Kylie.

It’s raining outside and it’s certainly not a weekend for the beach. It’s the first time I haven’t minded being in the garage for the weekend. I am looking forward to going away next weekend and trying out all the new bits we have added to the car.

Today’s work is roof lights and the super water filter. I have become a bit of a 12v electrical wizard over the last few weeks. Let’s hope that the system stays functioning and that I don’t end up with a smouldering pile of ash where the electrics have shorted and burned themselves to bits. The first pair of lights go on fairly quickly and they work first time. Big smiles all round.

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The new ceramic water filter to keep the nasties out of our water.

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The rear roof lights.

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Rear and side roof lights.

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