Friday, February 25, 2011

Help for Heroes evening with Charley Boorman

The Long Way Round ; The Long Way Down ; Race to Dakar - all these titles link one person together: Charley Boorman

I was fortunate enough to attend a fundraising event in aid of the charity 'Help for Heroes'.  The guest speaker for the evening was Charley Boorman and the event was hosted by Vines BMW in Guildford, UK.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Snakes of South Africa - a Facebook page

One of the members from the Overland Forum ZA posted this facebook link.  The page is all about Snakes of South Africa.  I thought it was a fantastic way of sharing knowledge about snakes and helping to identify the snakes.  Here is the link to the Facebook Page.

Please comment if you have any Facebook favourites.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Podcast - UK 4x4 Overland Travel Show

On Sunday 13th February 2011, I attended the inaugural UK Overland & 4x4 Travel Show in Warwickshire.  The show had a good mix of traders showcasing the best in overland equipment.  This ranged from overland vehicles, 4x4 trailers, equipment and various tours on offer.

I met up with a few of the traders and asked them a few questions about their products and the overland market.
Here is the podcast from the show...
Podcast download link (right click to save as)

I interviewed the following people:
Additional Photos:

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Overland Photography

Quite a few people have emailed us about our approach to photography on the road, the kit we use and hints / tips on taking photographs.  Instead of sending separate emails we thought we would share with you our own experiences and thoughts on this subject.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Podcast - Langebaan Sunset

Langebaan Sunset
Planning for your Trans-Africa trip?  If so, then you must take time out to listen to Nick Bradshaw (Langebaan Sunset) share his experiences to date as he reports live from Northern Namibia during the inaugural Overland Live podcast.

Nick and his wife Vicki left the UK in May 2010 driving their Defender 110 South.  During this podcast, Nick touches on their route, Africa's hotspots, the vehicle & cooking setup and their alternative route to Angola.

You can download the MP3 audio podcast via the Overland Live website.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Share you GPS data with Tracks4Africa & help those that follow you

Hi Folks,

In the second of our posts from "the road" (NW Namibia to precise) we at Langebaan Sunset wanted to put out a general call to action to the overland community about how you can help improve a very valuable resource.

Tracks 4 Africa has been building a complete GPS database / map for Africa for the last 10 years.  It contains many thousands of way points, tracks and routes.  For anyone traveling across Africa its a valuable aid to your trip and a very useful means for finding places that don't exist in guides or simply helping you navigate the path less traveled.

North Africa with Toby Savage

The most recent Overland Live webcast featured the well known author and film maker Toby Savage.

A copy of the live session is available on YouTube and available via Overland Live (MP3 & Original Webex).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A pause to remember...

When the day gets tough, I often take a pause and enjoy a trip down memory lane... 
Here's a photo from my overland trip in a Land Rover Series II.  She looked the perfect overland vehicle but she was as stubborn as a donkey and as noisy as a tractor.  But I loved every moment of those four months!
Namibia in a Land Rover Series II