All entries for January 2007
January 19, 2007
Remaining teams tucked up in Bamako hotels. T1 Volvo dead in Timbuktu so catched a lift here.
Chinese and challenge awards and prizes last night, selling last cars today.
January 14, 2007
Ian & Sam, Nathan & Frankie, Ray & John, Anna & Fillipe arrived in Timbuktu after 9 tough days in desert, just tucked into fab steak and chips and cold beer!
Just arrived Timbuktu
January 13, 2007
At Lere, Mali with Ian & Sam, Nathan & Frank, Ray & John, Anna & Filip, waiting for visas to be sorted again! Aim to be in Timbuktu by Sunday night.
January 10, 2007
Karl Allegro, Sheen, Bodgeit, Landrover, Umm and Nathan’s Merc at Mali frontier. Paula (Shap Ahoy) and fiesta took easier road to Bamako. All well.
T8 at the Mali border at Nara doing customs after 2 days driving in the back of beyond. 5 of us now, Merc, Volvo and the 3 4×4s. All safe and cars running well.
January 09, 2007
16:45, three of us just enterd Mali.
January 06, 2007
All teams [apart from George] arrived last night from Dakhla to Nouakchott after a 850km drive through endless desert roads. A number of car related minor breakdowns yestersday but ok.
We all stayed together in the Auberge la Dune hotel and had loads of essential pizza in nearby resturant. Hard to believe that Nouakchott is a capital city as no or very limited mobile coverage, cant use credit cards anywhere and no cash points!!!! Very sandy and windy here… Mauritania is such a friendly place though.
This morning Nathan and Frankie off to fix mercedes after tyre problems, Mark and Karl hanging around nice hotel drinking cafe waiting for Nicola to fly in. Together heading off from airport to catch up the rest of the teams who all left in convoy this morning.
Aim over the next couple of days to head towards Kiffa and then Sunday to Nema for fuel and provisions.
Monday to Nara and then a couple of days later onwards to Timbuktu. We will have again limited mobile and internet access until maybe Timbuktu on the 11th or 12th.
Mark, Karl and the all T4 teams.
January 05, 2007
Nik & Tim are in Nouakchot no phone access (text by Jenny)
January 03, 2007
All arrived at camp in Dakhla safely except UMM which is a day behind