For the time being, the CD journey is halted, pending the clearance of snow from the Rockies which lie ahead on the route. So far, the journey from Panama through Central America and Mexico to the US border is completed – actually some weeks ahead of schedule. This is due to the fantastic success of our navigation system which links the Garmin GPS with our ‘Eye-in-the Sky’ provided through Google Earth on our small lap-top screen on the facia. What an amazing adventure it turned out to be! The route passed through some of the most beautiful and interesting landscapes in Central America.
I hope you enjoyed tracking Rabia’s progress with help from YB Tracking inside the car. All of the recorded YB points are correct, except a couple in Mexico City, where air pollution may have misplaced the signal a bit. Otherwise, you can see which ‘CD crossings’ and ‘CD tracks’ I managed to include in our travels.
In general, I picked up many more direct points of contact with the CD (from those we had identified in advance) than I anticipated. However, some of the tracks which gave me that access were by far the most demanding 4x4 challenges both Rabia and I have ever faced around the world. You will be able to pick up the details (with pictures) from the July issue of Land Rover Owner onwards.
The expedition commences again in mid-July, when a new YB Tracking map on the web site will continue the adventure through the alignment of the CD in USA between the Canadian and Mexican borders.
If anyone wants to ask a specific question about the journey so far, contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org