“Take a detour. Discover small towns and friendly faces that don’t grow along the highway.” ― Khang Kijarro Nguyen
We’re off to check out Tulák and bring him home. Tulák – that’s what we’ve named the mog. It’s Czech for “wanderer” or “vagabond”.
We fly to London, England and then it’s a 5-hour train trip to the small village of Bentham and the Atkinson Vos workshop.
Laddie has been studying the Unimog Owner’s Handbook and is taking shop coveralls. He plans on getting dirty.
Following a week of getting to know the mog, Tulák is scheduled to be shipped RORO (roll on roll off) to the port of Halifax. After a fling in the Canary Islands we’ll fly from London to Halifax.
Hopefully Tulák will clear Canadian Customs without any hiccups so we can begin the long, slow journey home – a distance of 5,230 kilometers. With luck Mother Nature cooperates and the last of winter won’t be too brutal for crossing the Canadian Shield.
“n’allez pas trop vite”
“An advantage of not going by too fast is that the world has a chance of becoming more interesting in the process.”
― Alain de Botton, How Proust can change your life
P.S. Another Czech mate – Ondřej Sekora the artist who created “Ferda Mravenec” – Fred the Ant and “Beruška” – Betsy graces our blog.