Learning the hard way

Kate and I have been in Australia for approximately 2 months now.  The vast majority of that time has been spent at work, because sadly for most of us work is what we do.  Occasionally though we have managed to get away from the tower blocks, the madness of G20 and traffic, escaping to some of…

One half in Australia

Clearly there are elements to our build up to Africa that are not going to be particularly expedition related. Kate and myself disappearing to Australia for a year is definitely one of them, but it is still part of our lives and preparation. After all, there is some incredibly challenging off road driving out here!!…

The benefits of a guiding presence

This week our ability to all meet up, work together and plan is taking a rather significant (although planned for) hit.  Kate and Matt are flying to Australia in a few days where they will be working and saving money towards to expedition.  An incredible opportunity and one not to be missed, but not ideal…

Sweet Nothings

We’ve been a bit quiet over the last few weeks, but don’t worry – all sorts of things are grumbling along. Firstly, we have a domain name and with that will eventually (once we figure out how to make it) come a shiny new website Secondly, we are doing some bits and pieces to the…

World Water Day 2014

Saturday is World Water Day! Clearly this is an important day to recognise regardless, but as our trip is going to be related to water aid in Africa, it is something we really want to promote. The objectives this year all revolve around the link between water and energy throughout the world. The key messages…

Where every BIT matters…

We are excited to introduce another very kind supporter of the overland trip: #GriffinForensics are a leading data recovery and computer forensics company, they appreciate the challenge of keeping Data safe and backed up. They are providing us with some super fast, rugged, solid state drives to keep our data safe on the road. They are…

A quiet week….

After the excitement of announcing our first sponsor – the wonderful chaps at #dewerstone, last week was a bit of a quiet one in terms of trip preparation. For Mel, she was off in a rain forest somewhere being eating alive and generally being minimally communicative due to the lack of internet – which is…