Fuel delivery at our local service station…

…BP’s light Green combined with the Orange HazMat warning badges.

Clash in front of goal – Carshalton defend a corner…

…Their keeper wearing Orange and the outfield players wearing a Yellowish-Green

A Pyracantha cultivar shows its Orange berries…

In the afternoon sunshine, and the dustbin man goes about his early morning business in a light Green hi-viz…

….behind the Orange cart. He wasn’t on his own, the others are out of shot šŸ˜‰

Catch up with Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge Here šŸ™‚

It’s Done! I have completed the Pathfinder achievement for Euro Truck Simulator 2 šŸ™‚ I estimated, based on the progress between July 4th and August 5th, that it would take me another 2 weeks to finish the final 2.25% that was outstanding. But shelving almost all my blogging to concentrate on the driving produced a good amount of additional time and I really knuckled down to getting it done!

Here’s the map – it doesn’t zoom out far enough to show the whole of the area…

…You can see it says 100% in the top left. Below is a screenshot of the game page on Steam that shows the Pathfinder achievement and the fact that I have now completed all of the available achievements…

…That is, until the next dlc releases šŸ˜‰ ā€¦

The last truck used to carry me over the line was this Iveco Stralis and we covered 14858km during the last three days…

…roughly 20 hours of game time – I did say that this achievement required a lot of work! Now I can concentrate on building my company in the other profile and just driving for fun in this one šŸ™‚ I have also split my profiles in American truck Simulator, so expect some updates from there soon.

Job done early means that I can return to blogging and I will be doing a normal post tomorrow evening. Til then, Keep the shiny side up! šŸ™‚

This post, for want of a better choice of words, is an announcement. I will be taking a 2-week break from posting on WordPress. Trucking Digest is the right place to explain why that is…

Back on 10th July I reported that I was trying to complete the Pathfinder Steam Achievement – the one where you have to visit 100% of the game map. I’d cleared the 90% coverage of the map on July 4th and realised that I needed to push on and get this most punishing of achievements done. I thought at that time that I had a big window to get it done – SCS Dev’s were working towards a new Russian map and that would take some time.

This week SCS posted about a small mapping team that was working on updating some of the older maps. You can read about it on the SCS Blog. I recognise things like Melk Abbey and the Eco service station on the French/Swiss border – they are working on the old maps between Austria and Lyon in France. That’s an issue for me in that I have cleared off all the existing roads in those areas and any map upgrade there will set me back significantly in my quest to complete the Pathfinder Achievement.

So, the pressure is on and I really want to get this done. That means taking a break from other things that get in the way. That’s why I am taking a two-week holiday from blogging.

So, I’m grinding away and 97.75% done…

…See you soon šŸ™‚