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Ukraine trip - Day 28 - France


My Location: N 51.01957°, E 02.18815°

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:51.01957%2C02.18815

We're done and it's been a great trip. We've seen some achingly pretty landscapes, some good wildlife, and have kept our minds open to the different people and cultures we've witnessed. As usual, we've concluded that 99% of people in the street are just ordinary Joes that are not in the slightest bit interested in rape and pillage.

We've run, biked, and swum (a bit) and managed plenty of walks. We've also enjoyed just hanging about in the truck watching the world go by: and DVDs.

Across all countries the truck has turned heads and brought smiles, thumbs-ups, nods of approval and many questions.

The thoroughly testing conditions have thrown up a few ideas for modifications, essentially though, we are pretty close, it's proving worthwhile. Some things went wrong. The indicator relay problem raised its head again and will need replacing. A plate on the transmission worked loose but was OK after a re-tighten. The shower room liner expanded as predicted in the unrelenting heat but has now returned to shape. Finally, just this morning, I found a slight diesel leak from the spill rack but am optimistic this can be sorted with a quick tighten of a dodgy union.

We'll have done about 3,800 miles by the time we get home and will have spent, absolutely everything included, about £800 apiece.

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