Jan. 23, 2020, 4:17 a.m. - AWAKE and due to reach the hostel in approx 3 mins :D
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:02 p.m. - Buenas noches! overnight bus gonna be a great sleep woop woop ASLEEP
Jan. 22, 2020, 8:32 p.m. - Hola! Valencia here we come! (in 8hrs lol) See ya soon!!
Jan. 22, 2020, 7:38 p.m. - Eating tapas in San Sebastian! There was no patatas bravas on the menu? what the heck? Getting Bus at 930
Jan. 22, 2020, 3:20 p.m. - Race2 should be a hiking challenge not a hitchhiking challenge for us lol. Gave up at the service station and hiked to Saint Sebastian! Overlooking the sea there now!
Jan. 22, 2020, 10:58 a.m. - Dropped off!
Jan. 22, 2020, 10:46 a.m. - We were at a service station which would have tumbleweed going past if it was in a film. All hope was lost and we were about to give up and go trek for 55mins for a bus when a man appeared and offered us a lift to somewhere where there might actually be people! Excited to see civilisation again!
Jan. 22, 2020, 9:14 a.m. - Not found a lift yet big sad! We were told to go to one station then someone told us to go to another then another person said to go back to the first one so we've slightly been doing some circles! Just getting a coffee now and making a plan :)
Jan. 22, 2020, 6:17 a.m. - Dropped off by Javier! Waiting at services now :)
Jan. 22, 2020, 5:32 a.m. - AWAKE After a few hrs kip we're off headed with Javier to Saint Sebastian!
Jan. 22, 2020, 12:41 a.m. - Hey Gavlar and team, just settling in for the night! Javier has made us one giant bed made out of single beds. Won't get much sleep cause we're getting up at 6 to head off but any sleep will do!
Jan. 21, 2020, 11:59 p.m. - Arrived at his house! it's cute lil apartment that overlooks France I think!
Jan. 21, 2020, 11:44 p.m. - A spanish man picked us up! He has offered for us to stay at his house overnight then will take us to Saint Sebastian tomorrow morning at 630!
Jan. 21, 2020, 11:34 p.m. - Hola desda espagna! Fantastic Fanny took us across the border! WOOOO! Just deciding what to do about sleep and next steps :)
Jan. 21, 2020, 11:12 p.m. - Literally just as we were about to go to a services for some sleep a woman pulled up and said she could take us to the border!
Jan. 21, 2020, 10:22 p.m. - We have been dropped off by Monsieur J! Now just waiting by a toll station for a lift further south. Tristan is rocking on the ukelele and spirits are high!
Jan. 21, 2020, 9:09 p.m. - A very lovely French man picked us and is driving us down to Bayonne! WAHEY! We've been in good spirits all day and had fun even if we havent made as much progress as we had hoped. We had a couple low moments but then lovely people arrived just at the right time and it's all good! Having fun and thinking about pushing on though the night/sleeping at a services rather than trying to find accommodation
Jan. 21, 2020, 7:11 p.m. - Dropped off by Morgan now at a different services waiting for a new lift!
Jan. 21, 2020, 6:43 p.m. - Been picked up by a quiet french man who is taking us 30mins further down the road to another service station.
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:35 p.m. - Just been dropped off by BenJamin! Fingers crossed for a ride into Spain!
Jan. 21, 2020, 4:23 p.m. - BenJamin is dropping is off on the A63! Only travelling for 10 mins but he does lots of hitchhiking so wanted to help us out!
Jan. 21, 2020, 2:55 p.m. - Dropped off by lovely Laurent!!
He gave the boys some great advice which was to not go in the sea "unless you want to say goodbye to your bollocks!"
Jan. 21, 2020, 1:53 p.m. - Lovely Laurent has picked us up and is going to drop us off just South of Bordeaux! We did quite a lot of walking to find a good spot and it all paid off!
Jan. 21, 2020, 10:41 a.m. - Dropped off by Andrew now waiting for a lift! Thank you again Andrew and Jenny!
Jan. 21, 2020, 8:50 a.m. - Hola! We are on the road with Andrew, Tristan's family friend that we stayed with overnight. We had the most awesome evening and have been sent off with pie and banana bread for the journey! We are headed to Angouleme where he will drop us off. Thank you so so much Jenny and Andrew we had the best time and your house is incredible!
Jan. 21, 2020, 8:01 a.m. - AWAKE! We are having some brekkie then heading off!:)
Jan. 20, 2020, 11:03 p.m. - Bonne Nuit mon petit Gavin (and other safety team members!), we cant wait to be reunited with you, but to be honest we're quite convinced this place is the most amazing place ever so idk if we want to go to Valencia? Jenny and Andrew are awesome, have the most amazing house and cooked us the tastiest food and baked even more amazing stuff! Sophie learnt that Joe is literally incredible at piano. All feeling happy, fed and very content <3 Off to bed now! ASLEEP
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:27 p.m. - Soz idk if it sent on the app wasnt sure it was being funky
Jan. 20, 2020, 10:27 p.m. - Bonne Nuit mon petit Gavin (and other safety team members!), we cant wait to be reunited with you, but to be honest we're quite convinced this place is the most amazing place ever so idk if we want to go to Valencia? Jenny and Andrew are awesome, have the most amazing house and cooked us the tastiest food and baked even more amazing stuff! Sophie learnt that Joe is literally incredible at piano. All feeling happy, fed and very content <3 Off to bed now! ASLEEP
Jan. 20, 2020, 7:15 p.m. - We arrived at Tristans friends house, which is absolutely incredible!
Jan. 20, 2020, 6:45 p.m. - In Tris friends car broom broom
Jan. 20, 2020, 6:43 p.m. - Bonjour! Turns out Jamie is actually Jeremy! We did a bit of carpool karaoke to loch Lomond, French tunes from the past 50 yrs (Joe knew a lot of them!) and some creepy band called ghost?
Just been dropped off and we're waiting for Tristans family friends to pick us up and feed us/shelter us
Jan. 20, 2020, 5:41 p.m. - Still in same position but we're having a sing along to Loch Lomond!
Jan. 20, 2020, 5:28 p.m. - Lmao so Jamie was like oh where you guys staying tonight and we explained we were going to this small town and staying with some friends. Turns out he lives p much the same place so now we've got a lift the whole way there!
Jan. 20, 2020, 5:10 p.m. - We got out of maccys and into a car in like 5 secs was fab! Headed to Tours with a nice man named Jamie
Jan. 20, 2020, 4:11 p.m. - The lovely couple dropped us off! We are headed for some food then onto (hopefully) Tristan's friends who live about 2hrs South
Jan. 20, 2020, 2:18 p.m. - Bonjour, Ciao, Hola! We have been picked up by a lovely french couple who speak little english but do speak Italian and Spanish so between the three of us (tristan speaks a bit of spanish, Joe speaks a bit of Italian and I speak some french) we can have a convo woop. Headed towards Le Mans/Poitiers direction.
Jan. 20, 2020, 12:49 p.m. - Still on a boat! Due to get off at 2pm UK time into Caen. We have found a nice French couple who are going to give us a lift to Poitiers sort of area. Tristan has family friends who live in that sort of area so we are planning on not going any further tonight so we can have a place to snooze tonight and chill. We then reckon we'll head off early tomorrow morn for a long track down. Feeling good :)
Jan. 20, 2020, 7:53 a.m. - motion sickness tablets have been consumed, Tris and Joe are going to recreate Rose and Leo... it's time for UK SIGN OFF cya laters safety team, hope you're having fun <3
Jan. 20, 2020, 7:11 a.m. - Howdy, we are awake (ish) and have arrived at the ferry terminal. Sophie is a big unfan of mornings, the boys seem fairly chipper, this annoys Sophie
Jan. 19, 2020, 11:28 p.m. - Night night sleep tight dont let the fleas bite!
Jan. 19, 2020, 8:42 p.m. - Sad news from team 44! We left James at the port, ran into it 2mins after check in closed and they refused to let us onto the boat :( C'est la vie as they say in France! We are going to get a good night sleep in an ibis hotel and get a ferry early in the morn! We are all in good spirits (if not a bit annoyed at first) but it's all about the journey and what not and we are focussed on having fun ❤ tbh we are hyped for a bed lol
Jan. 19, 2020, 5:07 p.m. - We are definitely headed to Portsmouth now with James (who's literally driven us down the entire country, what a guy) and we are aiming to get an overnight ferry at 845 (should make it if there is no traffic!) Also learnt that James is 6ft 8, how is this possible?
Joe says "we are feeling litty titty"
Tristan says "I am 8/13 on a scale of 1-13 with 8 being the highest"
Sophie says "Could do with some sleep but otherwise let's do this!"
James says "Hi"
Jan. 19, 2020, 3:05 p.m. - We are by Doncaster! Tristan is snoozing away and James the navy man reckons he can take us all the way to Portsmouth which is pretty awesome.
Jan. 19, 2020, 1:15 p.m. - Just to say hi, we're officially in England! Hope safety shifts are going well. We can see gods own county from our window, it's a glorious sight <3 still with our navy man
Jan. 19, 2020, 11:17 a.m. - We got cold, we were wondering if we were gonna have to sleep at this services, other teams who arrived after us got lifts before us.... but then a bright shining light came into our life, a true angel, a naval officer by the name of James. I love him and he is taking us all the way to Derbyshire (and potentially further south!) What a legend
Jan. 19, 2020, 9:56 a.m. - Maria dropped us off at a services, it's a bit dead so fingers crossed for us!
Jan. 19, 2020, 9:37 a.m. - Maria... I just met a girl named Mariaaaa! We got a lift WAHEY! Heading towards Hamilton service station. Feeling warmer now were in a car and happy to get out of Glasgow. :)
Jan. 19, 2020, 7:23 a.m. - Hello! We got off the bus and beelined straight for the maccy ds and coffee :) making a plan and a sign now. We're feeling positive and have only happy vibes <3