Stephen

Stephen

New Floor and Record Temperatures

Weekend, June 1st to 3rd, 2018 Spent the weekend at Acorn Campground, which mainly involved walking in the heat of the day, laying a floor in Molly and fixing the front camera which I broke.

Molly Returns from Phoenix

Weekend, May 26 to 28, 2018 Flew back to Phoenix to collect Molly from the Long Term Parking Lot and drive back via Mojave National Preserve and Joshua Tree National Park.

Under Construction

MOLLY 42 “This is a thinking man’s toy”, Michelle Boltz The key events in the construction of our Molly. Contract Signed – September 23rd, 2017 Name Selected – Molly – September 24th, 2017 Molly is the name we have selected…

Cubao, Manila

Tuesday to Saturday, December 4-9, 2017 A short work trip and first time in the Philippines for us both. Caroline got to catch up with a friend and Stephen got to work. Did a little exploring to get a feel…

Welcome to our Blog!

We started this blog in 2004 when we wanted to document our 6 month travel trip around North America. And we have just kept it going since, and a way to capture our memories. Click here for the latest blog…

Solar Eclipse – Sisters, OR

August 21st, 2017 A trip one year in the works – flights and hotels were booked the moment it was possible to do so. We were getting excited as the event drew nearer. So time to check  some logistics about…

Mt Shasta with Friends

A quick trip up the I5 to climb Mt Shasta with Darrin and Lisa. The weather was not kind to us and we did not even attempt the summit. Instead we did a little skills training. Great weekend nonetheless.

Problems with Sterlin

This is a blog post about the things that have not quite gone right with our Sterlin. We have completed 55,000 kms (35,000 miles) over some pretty unforgiving terrain. We have had only one major failure but did have lots…

Sterlin’s Service History

Before the trip started Sterlin was checked over by Philippe our local Land Rover mechanic. Philippe had competed all of our major repairs and we certainly trust him with Sterlin. Before we set off, he wanted to have one final…

Leg 6: South China Sea

November, 2014 On November 9th we said goodbye to Europe (at least for this trip) and flew to Hong Kong where we boarded M/V The World. This part of our trip will saw us in Hong Kong for 5 days,…

Sanya, Hainan Island

Sunday, November 16, 2014 After a day at sea and on route from Hong Kong to Vietnam, we docked for 2 days at Sanya, Hainan Island, China. Not much to this place really. It’s being marketed as the ‘Hawaii of China’, because…

Hong Kong

Monday, November 10, 2014 After a long, tiring flight (these long hauls usually are) on Qatar Airlines from Brussels, via Doha – somehow we’d expected more of that airline… will have to try Emirates next – we arrived in Hong…

San Francisco

Sunday to Thursday, November 2 – 6, 2014 Stephen flew back to San Francisco to organize a few things. Uneventful trip, which is the best kind. Caroline stayed back in Europe.