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Learning the hard way

Learning the hard way

Kate and I have been in Australia for approximately 2 months now.  The vast majority of that time has been spent at work, because sadly for most of us work is what we do.  Occasionally though we have managed to get away from the tower blocks, the madness of G20 and...
One half in Australia

One half in Australia

Clearly there are elements to our build up to Africa that are not going to be particularly expedition related. Kate and myself disappearing to Australia for a year is definitely one of them, but it is still part of our lives and preparation. After all, there is some...
The benefits of a guiding presence

The benefits of a guiding presence

This week our ability to all meet up, work together and plan is taking a rather significant (although planned for) hit.  Kate and Matt are flying to Australia in a few days where they will be working and saving money towards to expedition.  An incredible opportunity...
The proof is in the pudding

The proof is in the pudding

So I wrote this week that we really are getting on and doing stuff despite it being a bit quiet. Well here is the proof….. The old radiator is out along with the intercooler. I haven’t decided whether the intercooler is being replaced yet, it looks ok, but not...
Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings

We’ve been a bit quiet over the last few weeks, but don’t worry – all sorts of things are grumbling along. Firstly, we have a domain name and with that will eventually (once we figure out how to make it) come a shiny new website Secondly, we are doing some bits and...
Test run 1

Test run 1

So Kate and I (Matt) have had a weeks holiday and we decided it was time to really put our trust In the Landy and drive it over distance. Won’t lie, after the breakdown on our initial trip we have been a bit dubious over her reliance. We loaded up the walking, camping...

How to get there!!

One of the major issues facing the team at the moment is planning how to get from Turkey to Egypt. Originally I imagine driving all the way around the Med was the ideal choice. Interesting history, cultures and less logistical hassle. However there are a few issues...
MPG

MPG

Anyone who drives a 4×4 can probably appreciate that they are not economic cars. You cannot make what is essentially a rectangular shed on wheels, economic. it will never be aerodynamic and so the drag will burn fuel. Add to that weight and chunkier tyres and it’s...
Another April, another MOT

Another April, another MOT

Success!!! Our Landy is taxed and most importantly has passed another years MOT with flying colours. A big thank you to Chris at CSK Landrovers for organising the MOT. Not only that, but he has done a fantastic job stripping off the old Shultz underseal and covering...

Quiet grumblings

The last week or so has all been a bit quiet. This is by no means due to lack of excitement, interest or developments.  It’s just we are all rather busy with our day to day jobs. Boring I know.  Of course the good news is, that with the change of clocks we have much...
World Water Day 2014

World Water Day 2014

Saturday is World Water Day! Clearly this is an important day to recognise regardless, but as our trip is going to be related to water aid in Africa, it is something we really want to promote. The objectives this year all revolve around the link between water and...