Event of the Year 2020

Team Platypus (Arrived)

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Updates

  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:58 p.m. - We are one min away team 56
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:43 p.m. - Update team 56 - we have been picked up by a man driving to Valencia city centre where we will then walk to the hostel see you soon :)
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 4:04 p.m. - An update from Team 56- we have been dropped in a service station just north of Valencia about 20 minute drive to the hostel. Hoping to get a lift pretty quickly :))
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 12:06 p.m. - We arrived at an industrial estate, surrounded by trucks, cars were sparce. We stood in the torrential rain. All this to make it to a petrol station coming off a southbound motorway. Would this pay off? Would our karma be returned to equilibrium with a stroke of good luck? The answer is... . . YES!!!! The first car that stopped at the petrol station is passing Valencia, WERE GOING TO MAKE IT!!! We stood in rain, drove on snow, waited in negative temperatures, accosted way too many strangers, slept in service stations and cars alike, all in the good name of charity. Please continue donating to any of us, we've had a blast, and thank you all for following our journey. Assuming no breakdowns occur, well be in Valencia in 5 hours. We'll post then! Thank you all!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 10:43 a.m. - dropped off at a service stop kinda place, gonna go stand at a petrol station that leads southbound!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 9:43 a.m. - Crossed the Spanish border!
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 8:43 a.m. - on the way to just over the spanish border! mood: never been so happy in our lifes
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 8:09 a.m. - one guess where we are 🙃 mood: >:((
  • Jan. 22, 2020, 5:41 a.m. - AWAKE Another day, another looking for a lift to Spain from this service station north of Narbonne. Hoping the roads south clear up so more cars come this way!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 11:01 p.m. - still in the service station, time for some rest. mood: down for now, but a new day will have us feeling optimistic again, goodnight!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 p.m. - just chilling at a service station outside narbonne, getting late but were hopeful! Were trying to get a lift to Spain, though we've been offered Toulouse a few times. mood: orite
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 4:39 p.m. - arrived in narbonne! mood: slept all but 30 mins of the last 3 hour journey, oops
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 1:43 p.m. - GUESS WHOS ON THE WAY TO THE SPANISH BORDER, shootout to the legend who said he had no room, saw us freezing to death and so rearranged everything to squeeze us in<3
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 9:35 a.m. - at lyon train station! plans to try get a train to Vernaison and then do a little 3km walk to a petrol station off the a7!
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 8:08 a.m. - after wandering an hour and standing at a toll station in Chalon-Sur-Saône, we've managed to get a lift to Lyon! mood: optimistic
  • Jan. 21, 2020, 5:16 a.m. - AWAKE somewhere in the middle of france? gonna try blah a train or wait til sunrise in the station. mood:optimistic for the new day
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 9:11 p.m. - WE GOT A BUS! DIJON BOUND! goodnight peeps
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:14 p.m. - hitched a train to Lille, got some donations for food and travel, gonna try get an overnight bus with them, good luck us! mood: here we, here we, here we hitchin' go
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 5:09 p.m. - near lille, lifts aren't looking promising
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 2:20 p.m. - EU SIGN ON mood: seasick off to Lille hopefully!
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 11:40 a.m. - UK SIGN OFF mood: bruh howd we do that after approx 5 hours in maidstone, we managed to get a lift within 2 minutes at Dover to go to Dunkirk! he even offered to take us to Calais!!our luck has turned, see ya on the other side
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 10:57 a.m. - WE GOING TO DOVER mood: so happy nicest guy in the world, gave a donation for travel too!<3
  • Jan. 20, 2020, 7:18 a.m. - we awake and looking for a ride to dover
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:02 p.m. - made it to maidstone service, peace mood: zZzZ
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 10 p.m. - mood: george is no longer grumpy cause we got a lift hopefully our last trip of the day, finishing approx. 30 mins outside dover
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:41 p.m. - mood: people be mean off to somewhere on the m25? who knows anymore
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:17 p.m. - mood: drinking Leicester bound!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 4:52 p.m. - Off to derbyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! mood: tired, sunset be cute tho peace for a couple hours
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 4:24 p.m. - mood: hunger will we catch the last ferry oooooo
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 3:32 p.m. - WERE OUT OF YORK FINALLY never going to that place again off to wetherby!
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 1:52 p.m. - in york, no idea where we goin good luck us
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 12:26 p.m. - Thanks to two lovely LNER staff at Newcastle train station we have made it onto a train heading to York for definite and hopefully onto london! mood: excited & so happy to be warm
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 11:12 a.m. - mood: chapped lips In newcastle tho ayyy
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 9:51 a.m. - mood: cold, excited, waited 2 hours for a lift, we are NEWCASTLE BOUND
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 8:15 a.m. - we got out the car and are in McDonalds
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 7:14 a.m. - Team 56 Meadowbank mcdonalds Pickup Going to berwick! Mood: good Hands - numb Nose - running Looking forward to the maccies
  • Jan. 19, 2020, 6:38 a.m. - Team 56 St Andrew's square Edinburgh Going to bus station Mood=Good Friendships enact Optimism levels high