Written by Emily Wallington
Note: As you all know, Jan has been working day and night trying to get the Jiga back on the road. This morning he thought it was finished and WE were planning to have his farewell drive this afternoon. Unfortunately the thermostat housing broke as it was being reinstalled. We quickly phoned around and a new one has been sourced in Nelspruit. Minutes later Rexon had begun the 5 hour round trip to collect the housing. WE are all super frustrated that we have missed another drive and are hoping that Rex will get back in time to make this afternoons drive happen. If not, Jan will do his farewell drive in the morning. I am sure that we are all looking forward to it.
I also just want to say a big THANK YOU to Jan for everything. I understand that he must go and do what he must do, but I want him, and all of you, to all know that doing what we do is not easy. It takes a lot of dedication and a commitment that is hard to explain. WE fight a never ending war to maintain this broadcast on more levels than I can describe. It is only possible when WE have team members like Jan. Dedicated, passionate, inventive and committed. People who believe that nothing is impossible and nothing will stop them.
Jan, you are a WildEarth Spartan ... it will always be in your nature. You WILL be back.
All the best, Graham ;-)