“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Monday, 14 July 2008

another week off 'work'

Ant took leave from his day job for another week and came East to work on Bee in preparation for the Newt Beer Fest. I ended up also taking most of the week off to help. All curtains including the tie backs are now completed which has made Ant's dodgey ceiling paint stand out even more!! lol. definitely gonna tackle that when we get to Cyprus. I painted Ant's star sign on the spare wheel cover, and then painted it over again (decided wasn't keen on enamel paint). Ant fitted our ingenious fold-away waste bin and the iron cross gear knob he bought on ebay (yes, the one I got has been replaced already lol!), whilst I painted the Taurus again.... and again, and once more before deciding enough was enough and the slightly patchy look will have to suffice, and I now detest enamel paints. The scorpio which is going on the back will just have to be painted with something else (or stuck on!).
We drove her down to Taunton totally trouble free and packed her up ready for our first weekend in a field with her at the festival. Tried measuring the fuel efficiency too on the way down and much to our amazement discovered two things; 1) the fuel gauge sensor still doesnt work! and 2) she does 26 miles to the gallon. Gawd bless her and all who ride in her. :-)

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