Wednesday, September 29, 2010
In any event when I went to photograph the above vehicle all of the other 4 teams were still on the road, and an hour later had still not arrived.
In the end I left, drove 20 km on the N2 towards the other vehicles and still did not see them! Maybe solar power is coming along, but South Africa is a way behind. Organisers say they expect around 20 teams at the next challenge; hopefully we'll see a continued increase in quality as the quantity of competing teams increase.
Interestingly, the Japanese team were charging the battery for the entire time I was there. This is in case tomorrow's weather is not sunny. This afternoon's sunshine then provides the impetus for their journey tomorrow, even if the sun doesn't shine.