Our cargo ship 'Grande Amburgo'

17 – 25 February 2014: ‘Roll, roll, roll your boat, gently down the stream..’

In our case, stream translates to the Atlantic ocean and by boat, we’re talking about a 200+ metre long, 30 metre wide freighter weighing in at just shy of 45,000 tons, with all her cargo.  Her engine reached around 25,000 bhp compared to say Pearl, my bike, which has 48 bhp.  Meet our magnificent vessel – the Grande Amburgo!

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5 Jan 2014 – The camera loves you, darling.

[By Jason]

Well we are now officially homeless and I can honestly say I couldn’t be happier. We have now got our stuff packed in storage the house has been returned to our landlord.  The bikes are prepped, packed and ready to go.  Thankfully my sister is putting us up for a week, which means we won’t need to be eating out of rubbish bins or sleeping in shop doorways for the next week before we head down to Antwerp.  So with all our affairs in order, we have some down time, which means I’ve time to talk about the camera equipment I’ll be taking to film our epic trip.

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