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The Sails Are Set

  This was another busy day. Manon has now joined the Navigators and Juno is much better after being submitted to an urgent surgery – hopefully she will stop chewing on thread next time. The car also looks great after all the oil leak issues. We are still packing, but nearly done with it. Tomorrow

Emotional Roller Coaster

Today was not an easy one. Maria left Cork 24 hours ago and arrived to Portugal during the morning, obviously without sleeping much. She forgot some of the things in her place, but Manon is still on time to sort it out. In the meantime, I had to check again about the oil leak. Yesterday

Last Minute Problems

  Things are going overall well, but yesterday by pure chance we found an oil leak that is affecting one of the time belts. The leak is big enough, and it seems to be damaging the time belt somewhat. With three days to go, we need to fix this with some urgency. Other than that,

The Paint Job

Painting a car can’t be an easy thing. It takes forever and if it goes wrong, you are sure you screwed up the whole thing. It requires a good bit of patience, and a lot of paint breathing. Yes. I think it sucks. I pay my homage to car painters. For this, we bought quite a

The Last Push Before the Start

Today the strategic pieces start to move. Manon is going to the Netherlands for a few days, get back to Ireland, and then departing to Lisbon in a somewhat late arrival to Portugal. Still on time to start though. Rui is departing to Portugal and will have plenty of time to prepare everything related to

The Cardboard Micra

If there is one big thing that we are gutted about, it’s the fact that we won’t be able to show around our Micra in Ireland. Our Cork friends deserved better. Alas, the costs of driving to Ireland were to high, and time wise we would also suffer a big deal. We had to do

Mr. Yak

So Mr. Yak is very excited about our adventure. We on the other hand… One month until we leave from Cabo da Roca! Save Save

We Reached Our Goal!

That’s it! We made it! We have passed our goal of £1000 for Cool Earth, the charity we are supporting in the Mongol Rally! Thank you to all those who contributed for such as worthy cause! You are all awesome! You are not only helping the forest, but also fighting poverty in the those areas.

The Navigators in the Press

Henriques Zee Navigators are in the press today. That’s two pages in the Diário de Leiria. Cheers to José Roque for everything! Looking good! Read the online version here, as a good Portuguese speaker you certainly are.