Sailing Yacht Coco


It’s time to start planning again. Watched a Rick Stein show on Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Northern Greece. It looks good. Great people, food looks spectacular; it smells like an adventure in the making. And it’s heading in the right direction. I feel a plan coming on, a cunning plan indeed. In the interim, there’s been a couple of adventures to keep the soul fed back home; the Land Rover Discovery (the… Read More

I’m in love with another woman…  Now that is a cool Land Rover!  Two weeks to go until collection date. The list of things to get done seems to be getting longer?  We are all super excited about the trip and can’t wait to get on that plane. We feel a bit like kids on Christmas Eve – oh, don’t they eat reindeer in Iceland? Best we don’t tell the kids they’ll be… Read More

Gabby has been born. Even now I can see that she will be a thing of great beauty.  Clearly she still has some work to be done, but the cosmetic surgeons are onto it.  There’s some fine tuning to be done under the hood, a nip here, a tuck there; some attention to the back end and the diff – but overall the bodywork is well underway. Finishing school will complete the… Read More

It’s easy, a bottle of wine, a snifter of scotch (nectar from the lap of the Gods according to my grandmother), a highlighter and another printout of a map. We love Google, a lot.  Iceland; sorted. What could possibly go wrong? Collect the Defender from Nene Overland in the UK week of August 29, 2016 Depart Hirtshals Denmark 03 September, 2016 (car ferry). Arrive Seydisfjordur Iceland 06 September, 2016. Side trip for a week… Read More

Oh boy, this is exciting.  We needed a wagon that would stand the test of many miles and many many countries! There was only one choice; a Land Rover Defender 110 modified into the hell expedition wagon. We’ve just purchased the base vehicle (photo below) from Nene Overland in the UK and they have about a month of work to do on it to get it ready for The Long Way Round journey…. Read More

We spent a lot of time on this.  We printed out a world map a drew a line on it.  What a plan…  Phase one of the trip will be to arrive in the UK late August 2016, collect the “beast” (more to come on this) and head to Iceland.  We’ll stop in at the Faroe Islands on the way back to Europe then head south through France for a lap around Spain.  From there… Read More