Solo Vehicle Dependent Exploration, Travel & Adventure


Welcome to Sirocco Overland! 

Добро пожаловать в Сирокко Оверленд!

26,200 miles (42,000 Km) driven, 248 days on the road, 116 nights wild camping, 176 nights in the roof tent, 23 countries, 16 International border crossings and 4 vehicle services.

We are currently in Australia as permanent residents and have imported both vehicle and trailer here.

THAT was one hell of a drive!

THAT was one hell of a drive!

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.

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The 1st road sign in 2000km… going the other way!

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“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

15 responses

  1. Good luck you 2, have a great time and as Emily said stay safe

    love the Cornish grubbies 🙂

    02/02/2013 at 07:40

  2. mam

    First time i’ve had the bottle to read all this. Cracking website Griff! Love you both Mam and Dad

    30/01/2013 at 17:48

  3. Margaret and Jeff Harries

    Wooooooooooo Hoooooooooooo. Wish I was with you. Have a fabulous journey. Lots of love. Margaret.(Godmother) x

    29/01/2013 at 10:45

  4. Emily

    Good luck, stay safe and enjoy!!! 🙂 xx

    26/01/2013 at 10:54

  5. Tom Gordon

    Gday Garreth

    Spoke to you on the Hubb regarding travel thru Georgia etc.
    Very interested in when you’re heading thru Turkey and Georgia mate.
    Small world, I work in a Geotechnical office too.

    Keep in touch
    Tom (Bon 865)

    04/12/2012 at 22:33

    • Hi Tom, Sorry not had a chance to reply. Its hectic here as we are also leaving the UK for good so trying to clear everything out. Drop us an email: and we can keep in touch plan from there 😉

      06/12/2012 at 21:56

    • Hey Tom,

      Not sure on dates yes as we are are currently heading north to Nordkapp in Norway. when we are routing south through Eastern Europe we will have a better idea. Drop me an email ( and I can keep track of things then 🙂

      06/02/2013 at 17:49

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