Winter is coming.

Antibes, South of France.


A new Adventure, A new Jeep

Having driven the expanse of Europe, NZ & the USA –

My spare time has been taken up by the idea of Exploring Southern Africa.

What better place to test out the new overland build, than in Namibia.

After a month of looking for a CRD Diesel Jeep.

I found this gem, low milage and a good service history.

She will be called Rubi2-

I could not help but start this build off properly.

Getting rid of the standard JK stock suspension, we installed the Heavy Duty Outback Teraflex coil suspension kit & Teraflex 2.1 Monotube shock absorbers.

The 2.5” lift should be plenty to add 35” inch tires, but since this build will be tailored for long journeys into the unknown, I ordered a set of Mickey Thompson Mud terrain MTZ P3’s in 33” inches, paired with Dynamic Steel Beadlock rims. (Should be installed last week of August)



Brown Davis long range auxiliary fuel tank.

Australia’s toughest tanks now available in Africa!

Namibia 2021

Sossusvlei – Namib Desert.

These dunes are among the highest in the world. The highest being the one nicknamed Big Daddy, about 325 metres high, however the highest dune in the Namib Desert, Dune 7, is about 388 metres high.


Stay up to date by checking in online as I go through pre-trip planning & the building of the new Jeep overland vehicle.


Salzburg is an Austrian city on the border of Germany, with views of the Eastern Alps. The city is divided by the Salzach River, with medieval and baroque buildings of the pedestrian Altstadt (Old City) on its left bank, facing the 19th-century Neustadt (New City) on its right. The Altstadt birthplace of famed composer Mozart is preserved as a museum displaying his childhood instruments.

Sweet and spiced, this strudel is a winner. Be sure to melt the butter used to separate the layers of pastry, as this makes for a great flaky crust.



  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  2. Mix the apples with the cinnamon, lemon zest and juice, sugar and raisins. In a small frying pan, melt 20g/¾oz butter and fry the breadcrumbs until golden-brown, then add to the apple mixture.

  3. Melt the remaining butter in a pan. On a clean, dry tea-towel lay a sheet of the filo and brush with some of the melted butter. Lay another sheet on top and repeat until you have used all of the filo.

  4. Pile the filling along the length of the pastry along one side about 2-3cm/1in from the edge and using the tea-towel to help you, roll the pastry up to enclose the filling. Tuck the ends in and roll seam-side down onto the lined baking sheet. Brush with the remaining melted butter.

  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden-brown. Leave to cool to room temperature and dust with icing sugar. Slice and serve with cream, ice cream or custard.