We made it... eventually.
Having got off the ferry we waited around a bit as Mark (Robin Reliant) was having alternator trouble. A good start for him then.
While waiting I managed to wire in a cigarette lighter so that we can charge all of our electrical toys. All well and good, but the invertor we have has blown up my mobile charger, leaving me phoneless (Keep an eye on the text updates page for progress as we'll be contributing once I get this fixed).
Our speedo is playing up again. The speed reads correctly, however it seems to think that we have only covered about 180 miles since leaving Hyde Park. It works occasionally, but more often than not sits stationary.
We convoyed with Richie and Andy of Team Plane Broke on Saturday night through France and Belgium. We just made it to Germany (via France and Belgium) and crashed the night in the car, but not before Jon managed to get the car stuck in the mud by taking one wheel off road... Doesn't bode too well for further east.
Sunday was relatively incident free. We carried on in convoy with Richy and Andy, meeting up with the Pink Fairies (modern Nissan Micra) and the Flymo boys at different points on route.
Huge traffic jams on one of the autobahns caused us considerable delay and saw us taking a more scenic route. A pleasant change to the monotany of the motorways.
We had a bit of a scare later on, as the Czeck Border control wanted to see our vehicle registration document (still waiting on the DVLA for that). We threw every bit of paperwork we had at them and that seemed to do the trick. Once on the other side it seems that we were the only people to have been asked about the v5 registration doc. Typical.
What seemed like a short final leg from Nurnberg to Prague seemed to drag on forever. Along with a half built motorway, two laps of Prague and the local Police having to open a closed road to let us through we found the checkpoint bar at midnight. It was closed.
Given the time and our mental state, we took the easy option and left Prague in search of a good camping spot. A nearby forest served beautifully. Both asleep in a mater of seconds.
We are currently back in Prague, enjoying great beer and dirt cheap prices awaiting news from the DVLA regarding the V5 registration document. It seems as the delay was due to typo at the DVLA office in Stanmore. Not much we can do about it now, but possibly we can have the doc printed and fedex'd to us by Wednesday.
That leaves us stuck in Prague. Not much else to do but sit back and enjoy. Under normal cirumstances this wouldn't be a problem, but I'm itching to get back on the road and make some more progress. Time is ticking, and we've only covered 10 percent of the distance.
Anyway, if you've had the patience to read this far, check out some pics taken by the Pink Fairies.