Paul and Gary Constant are an Australian couple who are walking from London to Cape Town. Yes, that’s London, England to Cape Town, South Africa. How incredibly insane is that? Now, I admire my sisters’ Dad for sailing around the world, but he’s got nothing on these people. According to their blog, they started in August, 2004.
They’re currently in the Sahara Desert. Apparently one of their porters has got a bum camel toe (sorry, couldn’t resist) at the moment:
We no sooner came to terms with the erratic weather than Mimi, one of the best of our four camels, injured his foot; it is not a huge problem, according to the combined wisdom of the many nomads who have examined it, chewed their pipes thoughtfully, drunk tea and delivered a verdict, but nonetheless our Mimi is not in a condition to walk for a couple of weeks.
I make that journey about 9700 kms. My admiration for these people knows no bounds. Thanks to Lee, who’s on a lengthy if less-strenuous journey of his own, for pointing me to their site.