So they say! We WERE there – we DO remember – some of it… And – we are going to pull it all back together on these pages.
Four young men from four different countries – met in The Overseas Visitors Club in Earls Court. We had been brought together to be part of a Government supported COMEX expedition to circumnavigate the African continent. Just 6 weeks before departure, the Wilson Government withdrew funding and the expedition was cancelled. So we decided to go anyway!
We bought a 1957 Morris J2 Truck – it was already Old – and Blue… and set off to cross the Sahara Desert. Many have done it since, few had done it then, but we made it – and months later The Old Blue Truck returned to London – and a sales yard somewhere. The four young men went their separate ways. There was no contact until 1993, when a couple of astonishing coincidences brought us back together.
Since then, old friendships have developed into something more meaningful – we are in almost daily contact and visit each other regularly. In 2006 we returned to Le Mans in France and a 40th Anniversary trip along the Canal du Midi. And we are currently planning a third trip for 2011…
BLOG Postings here are where we keep up to date between our families – the Story starts in detail on the ‘About Us’ page… Welcome aboard!