|This is the first post of a series of status reports with two week intervals.|
|The last two weeks have been hectic, but not as hectic as I had hoped due to a nasty cold.I have been working on the selection and purchase of equipment. My brother and I have been working hard on the website preparing it for “Expedition Mode”.The two major new features will be a Google map with daily updates of starting position, and a picture gallery.
Because of my cold, I have not been able to train as much as expected, but start up again today.
I have received a lot of help from many people the past weeks. Thank you all! Will write more about this in a post soon.
|.||Within the next two weeks I expect to have completed the major tasks on the website, and also received and tested 90% of the equipment for the expedition.The training will become more frequent and arduous the following weeks.The Great Wall is a 6.000 km / 4.000 mile long structure. Many places, there are hardly any remains left and therefore it is a difficult task to find the best route along it. I have received invaluable help on this too.
I will also have to get acquainted with Chinese phrases such as: “Where is the closest village?” and “Is this water safe to drink?”