“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, 5 August 2009

Day 85 – 28th July – Tuesday

Back on the road, round the coast to the Carmargue region. Beautiful fishing territory, open marshes and lots of canals.
We are currently camped on a farm alongside a canal / river. It’s very hot, but it has given Ant a chance to check the tappets again (we have covered 4,000 miles already!!!) and have another look at the fridge which is now not even working on hook up either. It’s become just a very expensive cupboard now. We bought a 12v plug-in coolbox on Sunday to try and ease the situation, but we don’t think the solar panels generate enough power to support it properly, especially as the split relay is broken and so not charging the leisure battery when we drive. I have gotten used to warm red wine, but arrgh…. how I long for cold milk on my cereal, and hard cheese in my rolls instead of the warm, oily, spreadable mess we have been suffering the last two weeks. Still, just bought a bottle of chilled, home-brewed, white wine from the farm owner for €2 (need something to toast Jakki’s birthday with!), so I’m sure things will seem better in a wee while.


  1. Caroline Hedger7 August 2009 at 19:18

    Oh. My. Days. Ants had a haircut!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lol x

  2. fraid not, its just the wet look!