21 May-14 Jun 2019 – The Mega Transect’s shakedown: Drenched in Hebridean happiness

A practice run for Cape to Cape Etive Road, Glencoe Time started to slow as we sunk into the Scottish Highlands. Easing our way back into a life on the road, Etive Road near Glencoe pinpointed a trusty camping spot in the area. Studying me for a while, as if I was an artwork with […]

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Aug 2018 – May 2019 – Hilux build out: Self-sufficiency for weeks at a time and the final mods (Part 3 of 3)

The Mega Transect expedition: build-out continued Water and Gas A 10-gallon (45-litre) water tank (Front Runner Outfitters), a 4.5-gallon (20-litre) water-purifying jerry can (LifeSaver), for when we are unsure about the purity of our water source. Plus 2.85-gallon (3.9-kilogram) gas bottle for our two ring burner.   Refrigeration While our previous means of a fridge […]

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Aug 2018 – May 2019 – Toyota Hilux build out: Lockable storage and reliability off-road (Part 2 of 3)

The Mega Transect expedition: build-out continued Drawer, slide and cabinet system A British custom-designed drawer system, gearslide and cabinet solution (Gearmate), has revolutionised our load space. All lockable, the drawers offer up to 330-pounds’ (150-kilograms) load capacity and incredibly, extend 100 per cent, which brings our gear – separated by dividers and on a gripped […]

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Aug 2018 – May 2019 – Toyota Hilux build out: A basic but capable 4WD, cooking and sleeping (Part 1 of 3)

The Mega Transect Motorcycle keys hung up for now, it’s a pleasure to share how we took a Toyota 4WD through its transformation. Ignoring the swarm of butterflies celebrating in my stomach, I’m hoping our efforts and choices will reap reward on what we’re calling ‘The Mega Transect’. Possibly help inform a decision you may […]

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26 Feb – 20 May 2019 – Making the switch from two wheels to four

After combining our love for diving and photography since childhood, during a decade of experiencing the world below the waterline, a change was eventually overdue. With a lifelong passion for taking pictures still in focus, we hung up the fins and decided on a big one. Long story short, sold our cottage in the country, […]

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