Sorry for the lack of posts lately folks but I’ve been having a few issues with the truck which I didn’t really want to make public, at least not until they’d been resolved. Once again I have to thank EMC in Abu Dhabi and Oberaigner for their amazing support, and KrugXP for their patience as I dealt with what are really just teething problems but which set me back a few weeks. I think I’ll deal with them all in a separate post once I’m on the road full time.
Anyway the truck’s first proving run was an 1,100km or so return trip to Muscat, Oman, so I could meet my parents there as they returned to the UK from Goa. I managed to find a perfect parking place on empty ground just in front of their hotel, the Ramada at Qurum Beach, where I was undisturbed by anyone, yet was close enough to the hotel to be able to pinch their wi-fi, and use their bathrooms when necessary (just as well since there was an issue with the water pressure in my truck and I couldn’t flush my loo !). It was great that my parents could see the vehicle before I head off to Africa, but with only two seats in the truck, it meant I had to hire a car while I was there, to drive us around Muscat. Still, it was easier to park than the truck 🙂
On the way home to Dubai though I stopped off in Suwayq and a couple of other places along the coast, and again in the mountains at Hatta in the U.A.E., to take some shots of the truck while it’s still in pristine condition. I wonder how long that will last?