I am (just about) ready for the off. My plane departs from London in a few hours.
Ahead of me is 6 weeks of beautiful desert, searing heat, crushing (or liberating) isolation and mile after mile of cathartic, energy-sapping, gut-busting cart pulling!
It's very unlikely that I'll have access to emails or a telephone during that time. I will be, for all intents and purposes, off the map (as Jack Bauer used to say in 24 - "I'm going dark.")
Unfortunately there will be no blogs during this time, although we may be able to post the occassional twitter message using a SPOT Connect satellite receiver.
This website will go quiet until Christmas, when I'll begin to share the story upon our return.
See you on the other side...Oman, here I come!
Meanwhile - check out this video below by the photographer George Steinmetz - this should give you a good idea of where Al and I will be...