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Archive for October, 2013

Overlanders Personal Carry List

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A list of important items we carried on ourselves for the 8 month overland trip through remote parts of the former USSR. The gear got a lot of heavy use everyday and never faultered so comes recommended. We liked it so much, we have it all on us now here in Indonesia.

What do you carry on long trips? Leave your comments below.

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Photo of The Week: Deep Water – Shropshire, England 2012

Crossing deep water in Shropshire

Crossing deep water in Shropshire

Another great weekend with friends. The trip had been planned months in advance but leading up to the long weekend we had all booked off, the country was in flood. So what do Land Rovers do when there are flood warnings issued? They go out and play! couple this with some camping and you really do get a wet weekend.


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Photo of The Week: Land Rovers in The Mist – Peak District, England 2012

Dusk on the Dark Peak

Dusk on the Dark Peak

This photo was taken on the Dark Peak in the Peak District, England February 2012. It was to be one of the last greenlane trips we would take with our Land rover before leaving the UK. It was a great weekend with friends even though the weather was truly ‘Baltic’. We had to deal with a frozen campsite and some frozen lanes but the weather was generally dry and clear.

This photo has had its fair share of post processing but it does capture the atmosphere of a foggy afternoon on the last lane of the day returning to the campsite. The two Land Rovers are Simon Woodhead’s 110 and James Wickenden’s 90 both 300tdi and both, strangely, Rioja Red!


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Photo of The Week: Dades Gorge, High Atlas – Morocco 2008

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Dades Gorge, High Atlas Mountains Morocco 2008

This photo was taken on a route down the Dades Gorge in the Atlas Mountain Range of Morocco in 2008. The route peaks at 3000m above sea level and is a lone double track for most of its length. Once we came off the Todra Gorge route towards Imilchil there was nobody to be seen. We passed by one small hut in the morning and didn’t see a single form of life for the rest of the day. As our first trip away with a vehicle we really felt the high mountain isolation on this day in particular and little did we know that it would change the course of our lives forever.


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Photo of The Week: Lisa at Ait Benhaddou – Morocco 2008

Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou

As many of you have only been following since we left the UK in January 2013, I thought you may like to see some photos from our previous overland trips. Whilst these are scattered about the trip reports section and Facebook  I felt the urge to push them forward. We have had a website up and running now for six years so many of you wont have known about these previously visited places. The photographs are not as good but at least you see I have improved! These will be run weekly alongside other blog posts, so enjoy.

This photo was taken at Ait Benhaddou in the Atlas Mountain Range of Morocco. We stopped by to see if it was worth going in and whilst taking photos from a distance this old fella decided to come on over with his friendly little snake. An impromptu photo that still invokes memories of that place many years later.