August again and the team is all over the globe. Rikki in New Zealand, Anya in Siberia, and Alex in Mongolia.
We have a new plan, I say that like there was an old plan, and there was, well, sort of, and actually it’s not a new plan, it’s kind of the same as the old one, it’s just … well, our plan never had a time limit …
Due to unforeseeable and foreseeable reasons , including winter, build time under estimation, other exciting film production opportunities, theft of gear, visa denials, and family commitments, once again this mighty expedition is on the back burner until next Mongolian spring.
Alex after a exciting few months of documentary producing and filming is venturing back into the fields of Melons in Australia.
Rikki has been dealing with a few family matters and is returning to Mongolia, happily joined by his Dad, Sören for a two month Truck completion and testing misson, before heading to join the melon picking also.
So by the mid October, the truck will be completely finished, tested and ready to roll straight into action in early April 2011. We will both be in Australia earning the required cash to get us to South Africa.
This is not a disappointing announcement however, and we made it with relative ease, if anything the last few months have shown to us that we are more committed to this adventure than ever, lots of things had to be developed and learnt before we could feel like we were ready for this journey, and education is never free, we have now paid the cost in time, money and emotion and come April next year, a new phase of the Truck the World saga begins, probably.