Turkey – 2021

Turkey – 2021

With borders closed for ages I finally got a window with South Africa opening up and I wasted no time in preparing the logistics to get the wagon packed up and shipped out. With a port of exit chosen, I hoped on a plane and headed to Joburg. I arrived on the weekend...
General Modifications

General Modifications

  Touchy topic, some people prefer old school, some prefer to have every gadget under the sun in their wagon. I have tried hard to meet somewhere in the middle to not only keep the weight down. Which I am still over GVM, But I can’t loose much else. There is...
Electrical

Electrical

Where to begin, you have such a range in todays day and age to pick from, from a simple to isolator, to a super complex system that monitors every aspect and runs coffee machines. For the sake of simplicity, I will stick with just describing my mid-range setup. It’s a...
Democratic Republic of Congo – Bonus blog

Democratic Republic of Congo – Bonus blog

Here we are in the Democratic Republic Of Congo!! Enjoy these photos of us working our way around. I have just added small descriptions under the photos for where it is and what was going on. ENJOY! The route selected The bridge is finally open (Nov 2020) Big 2 days...
Till Next Time

Till Next Time

We wake up and head for the airport in our Sunday best, or close to.  A quick coffee and sandwich we part ways. Now its up to me to make some miles to get back to perth, a mere 1800km drive.  I set out loaded with fuel with my first stop being Tom Price to collect my...
The Pilbara Wanderer

The Pilbara Wanderer

It finally happened, we finally met red dog. But more on that later. Being our last day for driving, we are slow to wake and pack. A quick egg on bread to keep clean up to a minimum. The camp was nice and we were treated to good company next door along with the...
Red Dog Way

Red Dog Way

Same Payload We crawl out of the swag to see most cars are already packing up and on route to get there travels started. Karijini has been very busy due to covid keeping everyone in the country. But it is still worth the adventure. We grab a light brekky and coffee...
Ice Cream… That Is All

Ice Cream… That Is All

The hum of the A/c is amazing. But its about to end. A quick shower and I pull up to the diesel pump and begin fueling for our next leg, Hutchy also fills up one last time before he heads out, Grabbing brekky we prepare for the day, we are headed to Wittenoom.. oh...
Boiling Pot

Boiling Pot

We waste not time getting moving in the morning before it gets hot, pulling along the main drag we stop and grab a snap shot in front of the hottest town in Australia, but not before hitting up the local shop for fresh bread, Asareh has prepared a great sandwich...
Today on SlowGear

Today on SlowGear

I fear for my life… more on this later   Waking up we pack up quickly and head out before it gets hot and the gravel gets soft. In true fashion I point the wagon straight up the drop off from yesterday’s stuck and power straight up, was it a display of shear...
Poppin Views and Popping Questions

Poppin Views and Popping Questions

Waking up as the sun warms the swag we have enjoyed a surprisingly cool night, blanket required. So we are sleeping good on this trip so far. I make an egg sandwich to get me moving and stand near the water and stare at the fish swimming back and forth as Asareh and...
Splash Down

Splash Down

Nice try Datsun Birthday Boy!!!! We are all somehow awake at 7am, although a bit rough around the edges. I have a nice bowl of cereal and enjoy a bit of peace before a few flies come out of hiding and start to annoy me. Hutchy has new lamps he is opening, solar...
Nullagine Reunion

Nullagine Reunion

Up early, I have a look at the old haul truck parked up, you can see into the engine. Super cool.  before a quick bit of power adding to the wagon. Bit more fuel to get it moving.  A quick phone call lets me know Asareh is on her way to the airport to meet friends in...
Hammer Down

Hammer Down

Blasting along the highway at a blistering 97ish kmh I push all the way to Newman from Perth in 1 day. It seems I have a headwind regardless of the direction I travel, putting a speed cap on the old rig.  Speaking of old rig, I did a few upgrades and added a roof rack...
And Thats A Wrap For Now

And Thats A Wrap For Now

The last day of our big trip, we motor back to Joburg over 2 days, I find I may have also done my steering rack in, which from the abuse makes sense. Its leaking like mad so to slow the leak and save the pump I add diff oil, steering is obviously a bit heavier but it...
Port Elizabeth and the Pajero Club

Port Elizabeth and the Pajero Club

These couple of days worth of blog are a bit hazy, as there was some booze consumed. We will jump straight into it though. We wake up and I clean a few items out of the wagon, mainly the blue boxes as everything else is bolted down as today is the day I meet the Port...
Double Down

Double Down

We have a rough night as we had a bit of water coming in through the ports, odd, but we deal with it. Its normal for a boat anyways. We are guided on how breakfast works, which wasn’t exactly all inclusive, as we actually have to pick a place to eat and there is a...
Birthday Boy

Birthday Boy

Its my Birthday!!   Waking up Asareh is able to shower before the water can even boil, we are totally out of LPG, but that’s alright, we still got coffee.  We start motoring south towards our destination of cape town.  Asareh has booked us in at a special hotel...
Something Fishy

Something Fishy

Waking up still in thick fog, it feels like something from silent hill. It takes absolutely ages for coffee, this gas issue is becoming a problem. But we figure we will only be camping 1 more night as we are headed back in towns for the rest of the trip. We pack up...
Chili Bacon Baby

Chili Bacon Baby

Seriously, always take advantage of showers and laundry when it’s available. We head south to Springbok, grabbing fast food for the first time in ages, burger and pizza. But in a change of events we found Chili bacon, now this is an amazing treat and if I am found...