At last i feel like i am going to get some time to make more plans for this epic adventure, the like of which has not been seen since King Richard drove his mk3 escort to Syria in the days of the crusades.
I want to spend time looking for sponsors and look into places to stay. I am really looking forward to dipping my feet in the Adriatic and the red sea, driving over the bridge into Asia and spending a couple of days in Istanbul which will be the furthest east i have ever been, and the furthest from home the Astra has been. I think this trip will be very different from the Arctic challenge of 2011, the traffic i think will be a significant difference and may cause us issues, much more than the quality of the roads and the weather which were the concerns in the Arctic circle.
More bloggs soon and perhaps some photos of the old girl