After one and a half weeks and 16hour-days in the garage in Getmossen our Landy was packed, polished and finally ready to rumble. Concerning ourselfs we would have liked rather to go to bed and have a long sleep-in – even though we were very excited to finally go on the road. The swedish weather conditions of almost minus 20 degrees were scratching at our health in the last weeks and even with the electric heater in the garage it was very chilly. But we had to get done and going latest until the 24th due to the Fjällräven invitation to the ISPO on the january 30th in Munich. The day before the departure we were visited by two local newspapers and the late-night news, where we were on two hours later. Great to get some more press attention before the trip.
Let´s go rock the Design world.
During the first time on the road we didn´t really feel like going to Africa. Sitting in the car with gloves and beanies and with an average of 60 km/h and the honking truck in the back we drove south. I think we just have to accept that we are a road block. Sorry to all the truck drivers, but we do our best, we just can`t go faster!
Sorry, but we go as fast as we can!
First GPS update on the ferry to Germany.
Yes, I am very excited about the trip and .... can we go now?!
Thank You very much to the Offroad-Manufaktur for accessories and the hotline number.
Even if the ride itself was quite relaxing we had a small time pressure. In Hamburg we had to give an interview for the Deutschlandfunk radio station, which was on air the next day. The next stops in Düsseldorf and Stuttgart (at the best Hotel: mum`s) we left the last goodbye tears with friends and family. We promise to come back healthy. In Stuttgart we also had to fix some minor things on the car which we couldn`t finish in Sweden and Sally got a wash before we went to the ISPO.
The day on the ISPO was a lot of fun and very interesting. It was also a good and last opportunity fix small thing in an warm environment. A lot of people came by and showed big interest in our project and the car. Thanks again to Jonas Hellentin from Fjällräven. We gladly come back next year.
But now, after all the talking we set off for real … next stop Slovenia.
The first competitors found in Germany.
Shiny Sally ... I think I've never washed a car at minus 5..