Monday, May 06, 2013

Travels in May 2013

Newsflash - Far horizons, Portugal off-road

The tents are packed, the desert dinners in stock and the route plotted on 'Google Earth'. Navigator Raymond Bird and photographer Kit Constable Maxwell depart for Portugal on May 7th

We take the Brittany ferry to Santander, then drive to Bragan├ža, Portugal.
From this point we follow tracks and trails, camping en-route, crossing upland country, nature reserves and national parks.

We will live off local produce supplemented by soya stew and vac-packed ingredients from the Kitmax TwinTop Tuckbox.

We carry recovery skids, a hi-lift winch, extra fuel and water, two tents and sleeping bags. Maximum altitude will be around 6,000ft. There will be rivers to cross and steep sided gorges to negotiate.

The trip will be the subject of an illustrated talk later in the year. Check this website for updates.

Proposed route through Portugal