An email from one of the crew to Les on the completion of Stage 4 ...
Vancouver to New York. 7705 miles in a Suzuki Jimny by
Roger Winkworth accompanied by Glyn Maher.
If one asks how was it and why, the answer is simple, chance of a lifetime. Was it worth it, every mile and to contribute towards a very special cause.
The Jimny,100 percent all the way not a single problem. Was it cramped?, not at all. As a 6 footer I had ample leg room whilst a passenger and very comfortable when driving, the seats were comfortable and the driving position fine, the handling excellent.
The places we passed through and stayed, read Les Carvall's book, but some fantastic sights. Highlights, Alaska, Jasper, Banff, YellowStone, too many to mention.
The boring bits, the I 90 Interstate hundreds of miles of crops. The Rodeo in Cody akin to watching paint dry.
The rest stop lodges varied and fun, good quality except Anchorage.
The food, great choice of burgers, but also some great steaks.
Best stop, Rochester with my brother in law Steve and Dianne.
The natives, all were interested in what we were doing all helpful
and lovely people.
Bad bits, falling out of my bed at the camp site, getting bitten by numerous flying things.
Crazy time, Les Stopping to check his wheels at a garage and walking out after buying a Triumph Bonneville Motor cycle.
Best laugh, listening to Les explaining it to his wife.
Things to forget, Glyn Maher snoring. Thomas our cameraman always late for everything except meals.
Things I may do, take my wife to see some of the fantastic things I have seen.
Les thanks for the opportunity.