Topic: Capricorn Faces

Here is a mixture of pics of Capricorn passengers & crew

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Anyone out there from the Capricorn Kathmandu - London trip 1977 with Brendan and Laurie? We were the family with the four children. We still have the trip book and would love to share it and memories with any fellow passengers.

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Hi Rowena, I remember your family well. Four kids seemed like an impossible situation to me then but now and I must give most of the credit to my wife, we have four adult children .
I admired your pluck doing what you did. I think from memory you were coming back from Manila to London and were allowed an allowance to come by whatever means you wished.
Brendon sent this link to me today. I see him most years as we ski with a group that met back in the late 70s. He is about 76 or 77.  I can't  remember your children's names as I lost my list of passengers sometime over the last 40 years. Actually have a daughter living in London and married to a Pom at present .
Interested to hear news of your family while realising that none of us is getting any younger
Laurie

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Laurie, how fantastic to hear from you. Congratulations on the family. We have seven grandchildren now. Never really expected anyone would read the post and good to get news of Brendan too. Yes, we were returning to UK from Manila and chose to come overland. Bill and I now very much retired but reasonably fit and well and still travelling when we can, still overland (train mostly) but obviously very confined at the moment. Terribly sadly Matthew (our oldest) died of a heart attack six years ago completely unexpectedly. He used to sit at the back of the bus and play scrabble and of all of us was the one with the best recollection of events along the way so we really miss his memories, along with all the other things we miss him for. Toby, who is the rightful owner of the trip book continued to do lots of adventurous travelling and has worked for a series of NGOs, Clara, too still loves to travel and is a journalist (though furloughed at the moment) and Oliver is a maths teacher.
Do you ever come to London? If so, let us know and maybe we could meet and share the trip book. During lockdown I have been photographing and transcribing a page a day and emailing it out to the family. It has been a source of great amusement and astonishment and tut tutting from our children - how could you ever have submitted us to all that? Actually they weathered it pretty well though there were a few worrying moments like when Toby had a raging fever (heat stroke I think) in Isfahan.
The only people we really kept in touch with were the Americans, Jean and June and I think they may now have died as haven't heard for along time. We do have the names and addresses of some of the passengers but some of the pages are missing.
Well, better stop here. Did you continue in the world of travel? I do remember that you and Brendan did a great job
Rowena

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PS I have a photo of the whole group at the Taj Mahal but not sure how to upload