May 07 2008

Heading for the border

The trip has been hard so far due to the heat it’s been full on travelling since leaving Chitwan in Nepal and all 3 of us have been bearing up ok The motel we stayed in lastnight happened to have a motorbike garage next to it and the blokes were all into Enfields so had some adjustments done to Tara. Highway 1 upto Amritsar was great, even had a huge McDonalds along the way. After 8 hrs on a motorbike a bigmac meal really does the trick. It certainly is a lot of concentrating in a day but it’s amazing how you get used to the horns and the crowded roads.
Will be up early tomorrow to head for the border then flat tac onto Multan.

12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Heading for the border”

  1. Brad Irelandon 07 May 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Uncle Steve and Auntie Dawn

    Glad to hear your doing fine and on schedule. Tara sounds as though she’s doing well. Grandad and his fellow residents of Millom Court have been following your report. A technical old ladie has shown Grandad your web page on the residential computer and tried to send you a responce ,but technology got the better of them and they were unstuck how to do this. Grandad has asked me to pass on his love and best wishes, as well as the whole population of Millom Court. (He keeps checking his watch to see if your on time!!!). He was in the Albion the other night and it appears your trip is the talk of the village, which is great. Keep up the good work.

    Brad helen Luke Jack and Abbie and whole family.

  2. foresthill mobon 08 May 2008 at 4:35 pm

    here we are worried sick that you was going to get shot at or robbed, but instead your eating at a mcdonalds???? whats going on?????

  3. foresthill mobon 08 May 2008 at 4:36 pm

    by the way what sort of meats in the big mac??

  4. Steveon 09 May 2008 at 5:49 am

    G’Day…….Arrived in Bhawalpur today after heading 70 kms in the wrong direction…anyway you get that. So arrived in Pakistan 2 days ago and drove around Lahore looking for a place to stay in 45 deg of heat !!!! Sounds good yes !! Then headed south in a sandstorm this time the bike was at 45 degs. Unfortunatly no sign of the Golden Arches yet maybe we missed them in the storm.
    The heat continues to play havoc with the 3 of us, hoping Quetta is going to be cooler which we should reach in a couple of days time. The road we’re on is very good as it’s the main highway from Lahore to Karachi. People here have been great as they have all along the way. We’re met with looks of bewilderment when people find out where wer’e heading and usually leave a silent crowd behind us at various tea stalls along the way !!!! All a bit worrying really.
    I tell yu Helen everytime I see a train go by I can’t help but look at my watch !!! even more worrying.
    Re the burgers ……it certainly isn’t Roo but you never know.
    Anyway a long way to go yet certainly a lot more than 4 ” but it’s the first step that counts
    Will catch you when we can email isn’t that good here

  5. Nancyon 10 May 2008 at 2:56 am

    Hey Brad, this technical old lady is not doing too bad!!! Took a bit of working out but I got there! What sort of ‘horns’ are you avoiding Steve, the beep-beep or the moo-moo sort – remember where you are one of them is sacred!! Got images of two Laurences of Arabia heading well muffled with goggles on top into the sand storms. Steve, ‘Blooody hell Dawn…..I can’t see.’ Dawn, ‘Yers OK Stoyv, just keep goin’ Tara, ‘Are we there yet?’ Love you both, Nancy xx

  6. Bill Hunteron 10 May 2008 at 3:30 am

    Looks like your moving west at a nice pace Steve….Got Quetta up on google earth….good resolution sat images of the area…..

  7. abel'son 11 May 2008 at 4:43 am

    hi dawn and steve, glad to hear your all still going, we’re thinking of you and following your journey, your cats and ducks are fine. Keep safe all our love (mom’s aswell) from alana, morgan, sam, rebecca and sarah xxxxx

  8. Lauraon 12 May 2008 at 4:23 am

    Hi Dawn and Steve! Herbie’s Laura here, saying hello from sunny Gladstone, QLD. :)

    It’s been wonderful to read about all of your adventures… what a remarkable journey you’re undertaking! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen you both… hope all is going well and I’ll be watching for updates. :)

    XO Laura

  9. Lukeon 12 May 2008 at 6:16 am

    Steve & Dawn… ewan mcgregor got a t.v. series and a book deal out of his motorbike journey… am expecting big things for you after this!!!!! good luck with it and i’ll see you down the albion in summer for a light ale or two

  10. clarkson 12 May 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Can’t help thinking I hope you’ve got some good antiseptic cream for those sweaty bots!
    Following your progress and counting the days. Will get you a pint in readiness for the Sundowners club.
    Lots of love to you both.
    Linda xxxxx

  11. claire and daveon 14 May 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Hi guys – looks like you’re having a good time and no dramas as yet…
    love hearing your news and thinking of you heaps. Wont be long before we are in the uk – but we are doing it the easy way!!
    nice and rainy here!!
    Take good care and lotsa love
    claire and dave

  12. Huntyon 18 May 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Hi Steve,
    Remember being shot at in Lancaster, bet you never imagined it was good training for the future ha. Clarky said you were after sponsors but after talking with him we decided not to because after Iran there is a chance you will make it and we’ll have to pay up …
    Joking aside ,,Good luck i’ll give you a cheque when you back in Arnside..


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