Continents

  • Africa (1)

    Encouner Overland expeditions from Great Britain to South Africa, Southbound, and South Africa to Great Britain, together with the layover in between the two expeditions.

    Flight to Cape Town and a few days playing the tourist before going to Namibia for a self drive safari.

  • Antarctica (1)

  • Asia (1)

    Two personal overland trips from Great Britain to Nepal in 1975 and 1977. The first with a Bedford box lorry, and the second with a Ford truck and a Bedford coach.

    Followed by an Encounter Overland Asian Expedition in a Bedford ex-military 4x4 as leader / driver with passengers.

    • Trip data - Trans Asia 1975 (0)

      Statistics and information about out Trans Asia 1975 trip

    • Trans Asia 1975 (9)

      This is the start of my overlanding adventure. Overland from Hatfield to Kathmandu, in our own Bedford Box lorry, in 1975. This gave me the travel bug.

    • Trans Asia 1977 (1)

      An overview of our second overland adventure to Asia, in 1977 with a Ford truck and Bedford 42 seater coach. The overall journey, split into three parts.

      • Trans Asia 1977 - Eastbound (2)

        The outward bound part of our overland journey to Nepal. In the truck and coach with a core team of Ivan, Pete, Chris, Annie, and Celia.

      • Trans Asia 1977 - Layover (0)

        Our layover in Kathmandu and our holiday to Darjeeling. Our group parts, and goes their various ways. Pete and Ivan stay on to sell the truck and get passengers for the return trip with the coach only.

      • Trans Asia 1977 - Westbound (0)

        Pete and Ivan's return trip to the UK in the Bedford coach with passengers.

    • Trans Asia 1978 (6)

      A story of promise, difficulty, adversity war, disappointment, resolution success and  triumphs. All on an Encounter Overland Trip from London to Kathmandu.

  • Australasia (0)

  • Europe (1)

    Holidays and short breaks in Europe. Overland travel through Europe as part of a trip is covered with the rest of the trip to the relevant continent. Holidays to Iceland and Norway among others. Trips into the Arctic. On land and sea. In summer and winter.

  • North America (1)

  • South America (0)

Welcome

 

 

A collection of stories about my years of overland travel, holidays and short breaks, around the world.

 

This is the entrance to my new Travelogue

It covers a huge scope from 1m above sea level in the photo of Holiday Island beach, Maldives to 5681m at Gillman's Point (aka Gilman's), Kilimanjaro. Both are close to the equator, but totally different environments. There are more extremes inside. In fact, the range is greater than that as there is some underwater photography included, and a few aerial shots. There are even some photos from space, but I did not take those personally. Enjoy the adventure, navigating around the site.

 Maldives beach walk 500k

 The previous travelogue website was self built using code in either; Microsoft Expression and Microsoft Visual Studio both of which had the benefit of Silverlight and Deep Zoom. Layout is completely controlled by the code and has to be checked against various browsers and sizes. This version of the travelogue is built in a Content Management System, Joomla. Which frees up time to write rather than code. Joomla and the browser control the layout, based on a template. You, the reader chose what you want to read, or which pictures to look at, hopefully in an immersive and responsive way.

The old travelogue site can still be found by clicking here.

 

 

 

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Namibian Safari 2016

Started packing in ernest today for our Namibian Safari 2016. Our Farther and Son adventure due to start on the 25th October 2016.

Travel Photographer of the Year lecture

 

Wendy and I attended 'Adventure & Wildlife Photography - To the Ends of the Earth' a

Travel Photographer of the Year Summer Lecture

yesterday, Saturday, 3rd September, 2016. We were given VIP tickets by Hurtigruten, as one of the Sponsors of the event.

Birdfair 2016

Returned from a day trip to Birdfair 2016 today, which started on Saturday. It was so good and big that I stayed up and visited on Sunday as well. 

Safari to Namibia

 

David and I have booked a Safari to Namibia for autumn this year. Wendy has declined to join us on this occasion.