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Five months ago we had our best idea ever.  Get a Landrover Defender 110 expedition truck built and knock off some classic adventures over the next couple of years.  Phase one is done and 12,300 kilometres (that’s further than driving from New Zealand to Los Angeles) and 10 countries later, we are heading home to plan the next leg.  We’ve left Gabby with the lads at Nene Overland at her birthplace in… Read More

Scotland’s answer to America’s Route 66, the North Coast 500 has been named among the top six road coastal road trips in the world.  Apparently set up by Prince Charles (bless) for those roadie enthusiasts wanting to take in some of the most scenic parts of the country. It truely is a stunning route, running 500 miles from Inverness, to the Kyle of Lochalsh on the West Coast, via the rugged north… Read More

Islay, heaven on earth for whiskey aficionados.  Home to a handful of the worlds most famous distilleries.  The smell of peat smoke hangs in the air as they craft some of the finest wee drams on the planet.  We picked up some crackers for our growing collection.  I’m not sure how we are going to smuggle the contraband back into New Zealand!  The people are fabulous, the food is delicious (crab and… Read More

Good grief, after a 10 day journey with a flight from London to Reykjavik, an 800km drive up to Seydisfjordur to catch the ferry to Demark, 3 days on the ferry with a quick stop in the Faroe Islands, 1,000km down to Amsterdam, an overnight ferry to Newcastle, and 300km’s drive north, we’ve arrived in Scotland!  The irony is that it’s a 2 hour flight from Iceland to Glasgow…  Haggis and a… Read More

4 days in London, a trip to Maidenhead to inspect and sign over the Land Rover (Gabriella!), shopping forced upon us by the kids (relief medication applied in local pubs), a couple of nice runs around the city – but now it’s time to leave.  London has been experiencing a “heatwave” and we all know that just makes the place smell, especially the tubes…  Perhaps I’m getting old but I think London… 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