Friday, 25 April 2008

Finishing touches

We're now putting the finishing touches to the vehicle before our departure from Team Latitude's London HQ tomorrow.

We'll then travel down to the South West of England for several school visits and our official start at Goonhilly Earth Station next Wednesday. Goonhilly Earth Station on the Lizard Penisula is the site of the world’s first parabolic satellite communications antenna. They've kindly let us visit the site and start the expedition there in front of the region's press.

Preparation has been frantic in recent weeks as our leaving date rapidly approached. Sourcing equipment ranging from satellite data links to spare wheels has taken a lot of time - more than we anticipated.

However it's all starting to come together and we can wait to roll out of here tomorrow in our wonderful Land Rover, ready to drive around the world!

- Spike

2 comments:

Richard said...

All the best for a great trip. Once in a lifetime opportunity, I am sure many armchair travellers will be travelling with you.

Anonymous said...

Wednesday 30th April at last! Good luck ... we'll be enviously following every mile. Enjoy every minute of your trip. Peter and Angela