This is my long-awaited first Land Rover, having finally got myself a girlfriend that would go for the idea!
It’s not always that easy to park, but who cares. We needed something big enough for Alice to cart furniture around that usually ends up in her shop full of handmade curiosities (inwiththeoldshop.com) on Exmouth Market.
After a lot of research I decided to go with the guys at Brownchurch for the roof rack, and I’m glad I did. Strong reliable rack! Barry from Waypoint Tours hooked me up with the roof tent and did a stellar job with the installation. A roof tent gives you that added freedom to call nearly anywhere home. It’s now the only way I’ll travel!
I’d like to install a storage drawer in the back, make the missus a bit comfier in the front seats and find some obvious necessities like snorkel and spotlights. A must in Hackney…
During the summer we set off to the Pyrenees (via Biarritz for a friend’s wedding), to spend most of August with our border terrier called Goose. I did a gruelling cycle ride called the FireFlies Tour in the summer around these parts, so it was great to be able to drive up some of the climbs that I’d wept over just a few months beforehand.
The night we took the picture at the top of this page we’d set-up camp in the Pyrenees just before nightfall, after deciding to follow a track off the main road up the Col du Tourmalet, a famous climb in the Tour de France cycle race.
We were positioned right next to a mountain stream, and surrounded by cattle ringing their bells, which kept Goose confused.
After cooking some mighty garlic steaks on our military diesel camp stove we sat back, sipped some cider and watched the light change dramatically over the mountains. A spectacular night, never to be forgotten!
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