No woman/man is an island, and our trip would have never been possible without the support of our friends and family. We are super grateful to everyone, but special thanks must go out to: Evans cycles Leeds for allowing Jim to buy everything we needed on trade, Restrap for all the support and the wonderful leaving gift of Jade’s Pelago front rack, Jane Russell for the very fancy MSR saucepans, Nancy Jennings for Jade’s half of the travel and health insurance, Karlijn Verhaegh for the kind donation towards our travel vaccinations, Jon Hicken for looking after our house, Clare Jones and Margaret Vaughan for the donations for some luxury meals on our trip, Helen Simpson for Jim’s sleeping mat and sleeping bag, Andy Field for the tent, and Andy, Mary, Ineke and John Field and John and Maggie Simpson for the satellite phone/tracker so my mum can obsessively dot watch instead of ringing us every day to check we are alive.

We would also like to thank anyone who has given us kind words, advice and ideas over the last 10 months of planning our trip, you are all great. ?