• 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…

  • 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…

  • Miller Time…

    You know when you’re desperate for a beer when you go to a hotel bar in Oman and pay 5.500 OMR for a pint and that’s the cheap American stuff as there’s no tax on American beer in Oman. I…

  • Stairway to Heaven…

    Quite possibly the worst set of stairs in the world. If you are anything but steady on your feet, you will die. Think rocky beach on an incline.

  • In The Club…

    After a random post on Facebook went sort of viral we ended up with a few messages from people living in Oman and one was from a generous guy called Alan. Thanks Alan for everything you have done for us…

  • The Descent….

    We decided to go to a place called Mibam which has a river in it with a nice waterfall and some swimming pools which are formed by (we think) Wadi Tiwi. The road up to the Falls is quite steep…

  • Gaslight…

    Purging the gas bottle for shipping within the sea container to make sure that no gas remains. After this it was filled with water as advised by the manufacturer. They said that was the only way to be certain thst…

  • A Street Car Named Desire…

    At 200 widgets each which is about 40p it’s not bad value but you need about 10 to be fully fed we had eight between us which wasn’t enough so we also had some chips which was ok although they…

  • The Frankincense Trail…

    ?? Oman – Wadi Dawkah, National Park Frankincense Trees Approximately 40 km from Salalah you will find a 5 kilometers sq of the Boswellia Sacra a type of Frankincense tree. Between the age of 8 to 10 the trees enter…

  • Sink Hole…

    The movie with 3.0 out of 10 on IMDb….anyhow. We went to the sinkhole (Bimmah Sink Hole) not even knowing what it was like and I went to the gates to ask the guy whether it was free, which it…

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