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Of all the attempts to
circum-navigate the globe, the tale of the Grant family's
epic 7-year journey by horse-drawn caravan must be one of
the most extraordinary. This is an account of how dreams can
be turned into reality.
A UNIQUE WAY TO SEE THE WORLD
The Grant family are travelling the world by horse-drawn caravan. They
have Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, more than 12,000 kilometres
away from their starting point in Scotland. Four years ago they
red and green wooden caravan to Holland, where they bought their first horse,
Offy. The caravan is , large enough for David, his wife, Kate, and
their three children, Torcuil, Fionn and Eilidh, and things like the
children's school books. Offy to pull them as far as France, where
Traceur, a stronger horse, had to .
Traceur can walk about 18 kilometres a day, but the
has not always
turned as the Grants planned. In Slovenia they became caught up in a
civil war and the 14 days they had intended to there became 14
months. Life in the air has not always been easy. They have
suffered of cold (-28 °C) in Kazakhstan, and of heat in Mongolia's
Fortunately the family have generally in good health,
although Eilidh broke her ankle in Italy and her arm in the Ukraine. Soon they
will leave Ulan Bator and for Beijing and then the Pacific
, where they will a boat to Canada. It will be another two years
before the family arrives back home.
From Scotland to Mongolia: The Grant family's route
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