Welcome to Sirocco Overland!
Добро пожаловать в Сирокко Оверленд!
Those following on Facebook will know that we are currently in the midsts of our 2013 overland trip across Scandinavia, Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, Siberia and Australia having departed the UK on 26th January 2013.
Facebook has led the way with updates and the blog will be updated with more substantial content and photos once we reach/find an internet connection. Through Europe, Turkey, Georgia and Russia we were finding plenty of WiFi to update both Facebook and the Website. However in Central Asia and Russia it became a little more difficult to find and even harder to use. We will do our best to keep the updates rolling as you continue to follow our adventure to Australia
26,200 miles (42,000 Km) driven, 248 days on the road, 116 nights wildcamping, 176 nights in the roof tent, 23 countries, 16 International border crossings and 4 vehicle services.
The overland part of our trip in the northern hemisphere is over, the Land Rover has been packed and is currently being shipped to Melbourne, Australia. We are working our way south from Russia via Hong Kong and Southeast Asia to Australia.
This website has been created to document our international trips and the evolving process of modifications carried out on our Land Rover D90 and Overland Trailer.
Solo Vehicle Dependent Exploration
The Defender has been modified/set-up for short duration (<6 weeks) solo adventures overseas with the trailer adding another dimension to our abilities for travel further afield. This in itself means we have to be totally self-sufficient and mitigate against any form of potential problem which may occur.
The reason behind buying the Rover. Gone are the days of Easyjet, taxi queues, trains to London Heathrow, endless bus journeys through the night, places you want to see but cannot get to. We have the capacity/ability to circumnavigate the globe! Our D90 can and will take us anywhere our hearts desire!
Because we will be taking the roads less travelled, we don’t know what lies around the next corner, over the next mountain pass, along the next piste or within the next town. From destination to destination we travel with the spirit of adventure in our hearts.
I hope that the website provides some inspiration, some “get up and go!” or maybe just some ideas for modifying your set-up. Remember that there is no excuse for not getting out there and doing what you dream of. Time, money & circumstance can all be overcome… just use your imagination.
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If you have any questions please feel free to ask via email or Facebook.
Let us know what you think and enjoy.
“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
T. E. Lawrence – Seven Pillars of Wisdom