Last time I made mention of Peter Gostelow, it was about a rather unfortunate incident in Africa, where he had been attacked with a machete, and sustained some nasty injuries. Well, over a year later, he’s still on the road in Africa, and had some more bad luck.
This time he wasn’t physically injured, but pretty much everything of value has been stolen, including his last 6 months of photos, stored on an external hard drive. He’s feeling pretty low about it, and trying to work out how to replace the laptop and camera. He doesn’t need much to pay for his day to day expenses, but a new camera and laptop is hard to manage.
Peter was one of the cyclists who inspired me, years ago. Reading his website when he was touring around Asia was one of the things that gave me impetus to make my own long haul trip. If you’ve come across his blogs, and maybe been a bit inspired, he’d probably appreciate it if you could send a few dollars his way.
I know what it’s like to lose stuff, and not just the expensive kit, but all your photos. Somehow I’m still not as disciplined as I should be with backups, but seriously, if you’re out on the road, take Pete’s advice: BACKUP BACKUP BACKUP