Terence and Elise Kennedy have covered numerous amounts of mileage through Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa, both in an AK400 and a Méhari. Some of you in North America may have met Terence and Elise as, in 1982, they participated in Raid USA in their AK400. On that trip they also met and began a longstanding friendship with Richard and Lynne Bonfond.
Back in 1992, Terence, a veteran writer, published “A Nonsense of Direction” about their travels through Africa.
A Nonsense of Direction is the eccentric and farcical story of life in a very slow lane: a rambling 300,000-kilometre drive across continents for no apparent reason. In ever-more ridiculous conversions of Citroën’s legendary little 2CV, the author and his partner have hiccupped through some 80 countries, from Afghanistan to catastrophic Sahara crossings, from Bahrain to Belarus, from Liechtenstein to Las Vegas and far beyond.
In 2013 Terence and Elise, survived a ferocious African wildfire which consumed their home and almost everything they possessed in just ten minutes. With two small suitcases they arrived at a new base – a triangular Napoleonic-era former village café in rural France – to start again, still setting off regularly, ‘not just anywhere; everywhere’.
Fast forward to 2021, and a 2nd updated and revised edition adding new photography from wildly preposterous journeys now largely impossible in today’s troubled geopolitics has been republished as “A Nonsense of Direction: Overland to Everywhere in a Toytown Plastic Car”.
You can read more about them and their epic journeys here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1065789
For a light-hearted enjoyable read, the 2021 version is available at Smashwords or it can be purchased through Amazon, in either Kindle e-book or paperback form, here: https://www.amazon.com/Nonsense-Direction-Overland-Everywhere-Toytown-ebook/dp/B08S3K8H4B/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=A+nonsense+of+direction&qid=1612977773&sr=8-1