Two Jimnys around the world!

Untold elements of the project ... part 2

I left it last week that we were in ourteam meeting. We'd dealt with matters relating to start readiness,then got around to receiving everybody’s payment. My contributionwas part of what my wife and I put in at the beginning and the threeguys who were doing a 30 day stage had their £6,000 ready. I askedthe additional two guys who were also doing a 30 day stage for their£6,000 and that's when it all went badly wrong. They told us theyhad only budgeted for £5,000 and that’s all they could pay. Myreply was 'you were at all the meetings when we discussed and agreedthe contributions, didn’t you read the minutes?' They were adamantall they were going to pay was £5,000 and no amount of discussionwas going to persuade them otherwise. 

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Les starts to reveal some untold elements of the project ...

Three years of actual time, but I seemed to have aged tenyears, undertaking the UltimateChallenge so far. I say so far, because we've still got the film tocomplete. I first thought of the idea September 2010 and actuallyarrived home having completed the journey 29th August2013. 

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Graham Higgins Stage Three Log

This log is made up of extracts from the emails that I sent home while I was on the third stage of the challenge. The gaps are where we had no WiFi. Stage three was from Novosibirsk, through Mongolia and eastern Russia to Vladivostok. Michael and I then went on into Japan by ferry and train while Les was relaxing in Greece.

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Will Les every have any luck with shipping??

Hi Guys, I thought that things wouldquieten down a bit for me once I got back after the journey. No suchluck, I haven’t stopped. The homecoming reception has occupiedsome of my time, I have been typing articles for magazines andpapers, replying to mountains of emails from people and dealing withthe never ending lists of daily chores around the house. You mayrecall that when we were driving across the U.S.A. I had a seniormoment and ending up buying a Triumph Bonneville, a bit of a classicmotor bike. 

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Reunited with our Jimnys!!

Hi everybody. I think you know that we arrived back in the UK on August 29th., after having seen the Jimnys safely tucked up in the container at our Shipping Agents at North Bergen near New York. We were all exhausted by the time we got home. As for myself it is taking a lot longer to get back to some sort of normality. It has been four weeks now and I am still struggling, so if I start talking about something that makes no sense at all have pity on me!

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