What's All This?
Sometimes, you just have to do something big and stupid.
So Henriques the Navigators, on a quixotic whim, decided to act like the old Portuguese explorers, and prove their sailing skills by driving a car. To make things stupider, they signed up for the Mongol Rally.
As if this wasn’t enough, they decided to do it even bigger, and to drive their Nissan Micra from Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of the landmass of Eurasia, to Ulan-Ude, in Siberia.
The Dutch have a fine sailing tradition as well. So our Zee would not miss this opportunity to join the navigators. Together, they now form Henriques Zee Navigators.
WHO THE HECK WOULD DO THAT?
Nerd. Mountaineer. Marathoner. Never cared much about cars or driving until I heard about this Mongol Madness. I still don’t care much about cars. Any crap will do, really. Which means I fit the profile, right?
Warden of the Maps. Champion of the Potholes. And… I can change a tyre. It’s just the arm strength, you know?
MANON VAN DER ZEE
Rule Breaker. Out of the Box Thinker. Proof in the Picture: can lift a big (heavy enough) black object. No problem.
A ROUGH IDEA
HOW IN THE NAME OF?...
What's Being Said About Us
“By the love of God, if I knew this sooner I would have sponsored you my pope-mobile.”
“But it is omelettes and eggs. No eggs – no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. In the Mongol Rally you don’t have any of these. Perhaps class four, or even class five eggs.”
“People that go to far away places to help out are great – but must suffer the covfefe”
“Small and shit. Why didn’t I think of this before? Much easier than ponies and black death.”
“Honestly, this is something I have never seen before.”
“Yeah, I have heard of it. I believe it’s Micra soft.”
“When we have faced down impossible odds; when we’ve been told that we’re not ready, or that we shouldn’t try, or that we can’t, Henriques Zee Navigators have responded with a simple action that sums up the spirit of being a nutcase: they joined the Mongol Rally.”
“Here lives the wild Bactrian camel. It is the only animal capable of drinking salty water. That, and possibly Henriques Zee Navigators’ Nissan Micra.”
“I’m afraid I am out of satrapies for you guys.”