For only the fourth time this summer the weather has been nice enough to sit outside and read. I’ve just finished Trek: The classic adventure story of disaster and survival in the Sahara, by Paul Stewart.
It tells the tale of an overland trip from Kenya to England made in 1955 in, of all things, an 8 horse-power Morris Traveller. It was written in 1991 (the paperback was published in 2007) by Paul Stewart, who was not on the actual trip but who used the diaries and photographs of one of the four people who were, and the home movies made by another of the four.
To cut a long and very readable story short, they didn’t all make it.
There’s a piece about the trip in the Moris Minor Owners Club website.