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Captains Log – Stardate August 2015

Captains Log – Stardate August 2015

This one is from Jen!  Sorry for the slow updates – Internet can be tricky when you are moving through countries quite quickly and they all require a different SIM card! Due to the much scorned Schengen Visa restrictions, Justin was not in possession of enough...
It’s all a fairytale!!

It’s all a fairytale!!

Turning our backs on the coast, we made east for Pamukkale – famous for an amazing series of tiered lakes on the slopes of a mineral rich hillside and Roman ruins. The famous tiered lakes of Pamukkale Ruins of Heiropolis at Pamukkale My cynical side bubbles to...
Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

Departing what seems like 18th century road construction techniques, all of a sudden you’re in the modern era! That’s how it feels entering Turkey! The first thing that happens is that you remember you have a fifth gear.  Now I love driving on tracks and wandering...
Turning Back the Clock!

Turning Back the Clock!

As expected, the driving standard began its inevitable decline as it does the further southeast that you travel in Europe – manic overtaking that I won’t even attempt to describe – you really have to experience the driving idiocy to believe it.  It’s...
Berlin and Beyond

Berlin and Beyond

Before I get into this update, I realised that “Tales from the Fjords” lacked one anecdote that we thought was worth a mention. Whilst wild-camping in Norway is well accepted, it seems some locals felt that our presence with Erik and Mieke in the forest on one...
Tales from the Fjords

Tales from the Fjords

Watching Denmark slip away as the ferry departed for Norway, you could have been forgiven for mistakenly thinking you were off the South West coast of Western Australia – long stretches of beach sand with low scrubby vegetation sporting all the same greyish salt...
Hollands Best Bloemstylist!

Hollands Best Bloemstylist!

Arrival back in Europe The overnight ferry slipped in past Hoek van Holland and we were back on European soil! How time flies!  It only seemed like yesterday that we’d departed. Heading north we observed amazing house after amazing house north of Den Haag, no shortage...
Rather have a Panda than a Prince!

Rather have a Panda than a Prince!

Back in 2008, a group of us ventured into the central deserts of Western Australia for a couple of weeks of solitude! Well not quite solitude as Jen and I were providing the support vehicles for 3 friends on KTM motorbikes as they bonded with each other (boys will be...
Pay and Display!

Pay and Display!

With a slow but steady improvement in the weather our sojourn of England continued. Lydford Gorge provided an opportunity to stretch the legs, with a couple of hours spent wandering along walk trails, all the while being treated to the graceful spectacle of countless...
Move along, nothing to see here!

Move along, nothing to see here!

We are on the move again! We said our goodbyes to friends and with Littlehampton disappearing in the rear view mirror, we set the sat-nav for Stonehenge. There are plans afoot to sink the nearby highway to the iconic rock structure and this will apparently make the...
Living in the UK

Living in the UK

Our home for the last few months has been a lovely guesthouse on the seafront in West Sussex that we have been looking after whilst it’s owners are sunning themselves in warm and toasty Australia – quite ironic!! It’s been a lovely respite from the vigor’s of living...
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Just yesterday our website clocked up 10,000 hits and has 65 regular subscribers, something we are quite proud of.  Admittedly Justin’s folks have probably driven that number up by reading our site 15 times a day but we’ll take the cudo’s. So along those lines I...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We find ourselves hunkered down in Sussex on the southern coast of cold old England for the next few months, out of the Patrol and into a house for the winter! Very civilised! Next year holds the allure of new destinations and more adventures as we...
Au Revoir!

Au Revoir!

This post is a little longer, just for you Bec! Cap Blanc Nez provided us with majestic views across the Channel, a lovely reward after a long drive! We’d been awfully lucky with the weather lately and although very windy along the coast it was pleasant. Views Across...
White Cliffs of Dover..

White Cliffs of Dover..

I’ve enjoyed being the epitome of the lazy tourist for a few weeks, the consequence being that I’m behind with our blog! Now I know a lot of you out there are keen on reading about the more difficult to visit destinations such as the “Stans”- after all Europe isn’t...

You Tube Videos

Hello All!  Just a quick update from the beautiful city of Prague, there is another post on it’s way shortly but in the meantime…. We have loaded a couple more YouTube videos – a quick one of Charyn Canyon in Kazakhstan and the other is of some sections of the...
ARB Moscow

ARB Moscow

Like most who love their 4×4, I have always personalised my vehicles to suit my needs and I’m not at all shy in pushing ARB products.  I’ve been using their gear long enough to appreciate that it’s well designed, user friendly and high quality. By the way, it...
Uzbek Super Dog

Uzbek Super Dog

Emir B&B in Samarkand ticked all the boxes for us with a great location that provided us easy access to the City’s treats. Meeting other travellers here was a real bonus for us as we generally only have each other to converse with.  The opportunity to chat to...
AK47′s On the Afghan Border!

AK47′s On the Afghan Border!

Our first evening at Nomad’s Home was spent enjoying a few tasty beverages with some of the other travellers whom were in habitation. One character in particular had us looking wide-eyed as he told us some of his travel experiences! German George hadn’t been resident...