Round-the-world tour ends at Cape Spear
Australian couple racks up 31,000 kilometres on their MGB sports car
Their car is small, but don’t let its size fool you.
The yellow MGB sports car has come a long way — in fact, it has taken Peter and Kerith Buckingham around the world.
The couple — who are originally from Melbourne, Australia — first drove from Beijing to London.
"We went through 17 countries, we did 23,000 kilometers, it took us 3-1/2 months," Peter Buckingham said.
"We had the most interesting drive you could ever imagine."
That was in 2010.
But their journey didn't stop there — conquering Canada was next on their list.
That leg started in Vancouver and ended three weeks later in Cape Spear.
The Canadian leg brought their total round-the-world kilometers travelled to 31,000.
Ultimately, they say, it was people they met along the way that made their trip special.
"Any time we broke down, there would always be people there to help," Kerith Buckingham said.
"So it was amazing. People would help — and even work through the night — to get us back on the road the next day. And it doesn't matter where you go in the world, I think as long as you approach people with a smile, everyone is welcome to see you."