Saturday, 2 November 2019

Bring it on! | Winter Travels 2019


On the ramps getting prepped for whatever might lay ahead...


Last minute parts arrive, and we’ll be ready for the road just in time..


New brake discs, pads and tyres - some of this years upgrades.. 

As the wind gusts and jostles the van, and the rain beats down relentlessly outside, I lay back and reflect on leaving these shores again tomorrow.. 
Its been a full on summer working, and down to the wire getting everything just as it needs to be for my journey ahead..
..but the smell of freedom is again in the air and many months of adventures lie before me. Rio of course is along for the ride...




Saturday, 30 March 2019

Journey North 7/8 - to Burgos, to Embalse del Ebro | EspaƱa 2019

A hidden spot on the banks of the Embalse,
it was fun getting down here!

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Journey North 6 - CaĆ±Ć³n del RĆ­o Lobos | EspaƱa 2019

Gazing on the canyon walls and looking out for Griffon vultures..
The fledglings are especially beautiful to see with their half white wings..

Monday, 25 March 2019

Journey North 5 - road to Berlanga de Duero | EspaƱa 2019

The awe inspiring castle at Berlanga..

Sunday, 24 March 2019

Journey North 4 - to Medinaceli | EspaƱa 2019

Following the GU999 in the sunshine along the edge of the embalse..
This drive rivals the Scottish Highlands!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Cala San Pedro.. The Spanish Scoraig? | Almeria, EspaƱa 2019

Situated in a secluded cove on the remote coast of Spain’s Cabo de Gata-NĆ­jar Natural Park, can be found the village of San Pedro.. 


Populated by a mix of hippies, seasonal travellers, and a small number of full-time off-grid residents, it can be accessed either by walking in several kilometres on the cliff path, or by boat from the nearest village, Las Negras. Sound familiar? Having spent a couple of summers in the remote community at Scoraig on Scotland’s rugged highland coast, and being in the area I just had to go and check it out..

Monday, 4 March 2019

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Hiace Automatic Transmission/Gearbox, problems & solutions

Hiace automatic transmission sump..

I’m writing this article because it could save you a lot of money, time, stress, and needless disruption when travelling, and get you out of some seemingly mysterious problems single-handedly and back on the road.. šŸ‘ŒšŸ»

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Mountain Retreat | Do you really need 4WD? | EspaƱa 2019

Is it really worth having a 4WD van for all the times you will use it?
Camping down a steep track.. 

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Trekking at Cabo de TiƱoso | Espania 2019

Rio explores the ridge.. If it looks good, we always go and check it out.. šŸ‘ŒšŸ»

Saturday, 5 January 2019

DT in Spain | Espania 2019


DT taking in the view from the cliff-tops, Calblanque Natural Park, Cartagena..