After a stellar night the Lone Galloper Overland crew is happy to say that we got the car out! It took quite some time: we some of the gear from the truck so to shed some weight. The Galloper is a fat girl herself and we came in weighing just over the three metric tons mark.
We woke up to the rolling thunder of breaking waves. We had made camp in the middle of a pitch black night and were pleasantly surprised by the view. We had stumbled upon a gorgeous beach in Lefkada. We packed our tents and drove back to a structure we had seen the night before, low and behold a legitimate beach bar.
Paradise. We had found it. After yesterdays terrible night we argued a trail for a couple of hours putting the Galloper through its paces. Once back into civilization and gathering local intel over coffee we went to refuel and resupply. A BBQ was in order for the night. We reached this beach on the Horn of Halkidiki and as tire pressures dropped heart rates increased. We were enraptured! The sand, the view, the water. A perfect spot. Karma was on our side... for a few hours at least.
We went for swims, reset the truck and enjoyed some good food. Tomorrow Lefkada.
Our day was quite adventurous. It's surprizing how the environment, scenery, mood and atmosphere change in just a few yards. We drove to the Albania - Greece border today. Easier read than done.
Day two in Albania. Had a fun drive through the Albanian coast-side country, went up over a couple mountains and found a stupendous beach. Excited and happy we chilled only to get hit by a flash storm [pretty sure t's the same weather-front that got us in Tirana]. #thecalmafterthestorm . #galeforcewinds and #rain kept us running around after flying tents and our dinner got trashed ....so we just went for a swim in the rain. #roadtripping life I guess.... We met a vegan frenchman and a carnivorous New Zealand chick and decided we invited them over for dinner. They had been hitc-hiking for weeks and had met on the road. If I remember correctly the Vegan-now-vegeterian-by-circumstance-frenchman had been hitch-hiking from Paris and wanted to get all the way to Sri Lanka. I'm not sure what he would do once he gets there; I immagine he'll have a Forrest Gump moment...
"I think I'll go home now..."
Turn around, and go.
"We forgot your name dude but if you're reading this
We hope you're well and safe! take care!" LGO Crew
Still in #Albania heading to Greece tomorrow.