• Shocker…

    Just out of town (luckily only just past the checkpoint) and I think something is wrong. I can hear a slight grinding when slowing for the checkpoint. The car had been feeling a bit bouncy since yesterday. I attributed this…

  • The Mirror Crack’d

    Never got to see much of the mirrored building initially as the minute we arrived through the gate there was something wrong with Henrietta and specifically her clutch. More on that later in another post. There is a gate across…

  • Tales of Meeting and Parting…

    We arranged to meet one of the members from the Overlanding Association WhatsApp group. You may not even know that the Overlanding Association is pretty much half my fault. But that’s another story all together. We run 35 or so…

  • Blind Date…

    Been a long time coming. Milady Landy came to the Dakar Bivi to see us. At least that’s what I’m telling myself as maybe they came for the race. Anyhow a chance encounter with racing Defender TD5 Andrew from AliSport…

  • Fast X

    Since we were in Saudi Arabia at the right time of year we decided to go to see the Dakar race. In the first place we waited for a few days and decided to go to an earlier viewing point…

  • Arabian Nights…

    Me meeting the rich and famous at the Emirates Travellers’ Festival. Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. (The Rainbow Sheikh) meeting a lowly English lad and his wife. I told him “there is no time only money” when he asked…

  • Oman to UAE – Khatmat Border

    Quite an easy border really but as you would expect for the Middle East and for a modern country. Some of the huts on the side of the road had people in them but they were only interested in things…

  • NatureHike Fire Pit...

    Some of you have asked me about one of the pictures where we are using an off-ground fire pit. This is the manufacturer "NatureHike" it's officially listed as this on their website "Stainless Steel Camping Burning Rack" ...

  • Plastic Sea…

    Yeah there really is a TV series called that… And an idyllic picture of the beach in Kenya at Diani looking like it should. But what it’s really like in parts is this. This is of course nothing to what…

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