Four Wheels Around - A Road Trip from the UK to South Africa

In February 2009 we are setting off on the trip of a lifetime from Brighton, E-Sussex, UK to South Africa. Furthermore, we are raising money for the British Red Cross along the way. This blog will cover our preparation until we leave and our adventures whilst we are on the road.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

With thanks...

We wouldn't be going on this trip at all without the help of a number of indivduals and companies.

We would like to thank the following for their advice and contributions to Four Wheels Around adventure.

Companies:


Deep South Landrovers
Mr. Jonathan Morgan
Unit 1A, Arunside Business Park, Fort Road, LITTLEHAMPTON, West Sussex, BN17 7QU
Tel: 01903 723721

http://www.deepsouth-landrovers.co.uk/

We would have had no chance if it hadn't been for Jonathan's assistance with the landy. We first sought his advice shortly after we purchased the landy. Aside from getting the vehicle ready for an across Africa voyge, Jonathan has consistantly given us sound and solid advice. Furthermore, in the weeks prior to departure Jonathan very kindly let Alex work alongside him to gain some invaluable experience under the bonnet.

For more information on the work that Jonathan carried out to make Carol the Landy suitable for Africa have a look at our preparing the Landy page. http://fourwheelsaround.blogspot.com/2008/11/preparing-landy.html

Tropicana Of Littlehampton
Tropicana Fishing and Camping Shop
5-6 Pier Road, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN17 5BA
tel: 01903 715190

Tropicana of Littlehampton are two fantastic side by side fishing and camping stores. We were passing one afternoon and we were overwhelmed with how friendly and helpful the staff were. They went out of their way to help us and seemed really knowledgable and interested in what we were doing. They offer a varied stock at affordable prices. We ended up going back a number of times when we were preparing for our trip.

Individuals:

Firstly, we want to offer our thanks and appreciation to every one that has sponsored us, helping towards our fundraising for the British Red Cross.

Family and Friends:

There is no way we would be going anywhere if it wasn't for the help of our family and friends. Everyone has been incredibly supportive and helpful but especially:


  • Alex's Dad, Ian, who has spent hours slaving away throughout the winter trying to get our Land Rover up to scratch and ready to go. Finding us suitable tools, fixing all the internal lights, fitting the air intake and generally helping us out with anything and everything vehicle related! Thank you!

Ian hard at work.

  • Alex's Mum, Sandra, who has bravely taken on the role of overseeing Alex's business while we are away and who is continuousy full of suggestions and ideas regarding our plans and Alex's business. Thank You!

  • Katie's Mum, Nicky, who has constructed us possibly the most comprehensive first aid kit ever! Nicky has also been involved in roof rack presentation and kindly contributed to our carnet cost. Thank You!

Nicky hard at work!

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