“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

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Day 49 – 22nd June 2009 – Monday, Fuseta, The Algarve.

Thank heavens for Mothers, modern day postage, and ‘VW Heritage’ in Burgess Hill. Our new boot should be here within a few days.
The heat isn’t so stifling today and we have rigged up some shade next to the van with material sheets (the ground is too hard to put the awning up). So trying to stay out of the sun as much as possible today. We are still drinking the water as opposed to buying bottled and getting through a fair few litres each every day, most of which is sweated out within minutes! Eugh. We have no idea what the temperature is, but it sometimes feels on a par with African heat.
Ant has started whittling chess pieces from wood collected in different countries. Looking good so far… he has 4 rooks, 4 knights and half a bishop.


  1. Caroline Hedger24 June 2009 at 21:22

    oh wow!!! am lovin the chess piece whittling idea - i want one!!!!!

  2. such creativity!!! awesome idea!! x x x

  3. Total borem I think!!!!