Hi Guys- all the best for the next exciting installment of your travails and travels. Hopefully less of the first and more of the second. Totally stoked you could find time for the call. Sadly was at Aramoana communing with the toys. Poor old Tigger sitting forlornly in a pool of fork oil was truly in sympathy with your (t)rusty steeds.
Adventure biking is not your air-conditioned coach trip as you well know, but echoing other devoted followers, very impressed with your fortitude and attitude. As said by a wise man "no-one died", and although the cost increases its apparent you both are already very wealthy in what counts ( evidenced by the fantastic people you have met and befriended). Go well.