OK, so we may not even be in the States yet, but after a 22-hour, 1,000-km truck ride yesterday (17 Oct) took us to within spitting distance of the border, it’s certainly starting to feel like we’re on the final stretch.
And given that we’ve averaged more than 1,000km a week for the last 30 weeks, the 6,000km seperating us from Alaska doesn’t sound like very much.
One thousand kilometres per week might sound like quite a lot (it’s roughly the length of Britain, so I guess that it is), but when you’re on the road and in countries rather larger than our own, the distance can pass without a great deal of effort.
Take this week for example. Like the vast majority of our weeks on the road, despite certainly wishing to make progress, we never felt rushed.
All in all, quite a week. Special thanks to camionero Cordelio. What a hero!
Total number of lifts: 321
Week Thirty distance travelled: 1,826 km
Total distance travelled: 32,914 km