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PostSubject: Mark's ten   Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:05 pm

Between 1994 and 2001 I worked for a company making overland trips from the UK to Nepal, also to, in and around Africa.
These first few shots are from several journeys and you can see we were using old Army Bedford 4x4's.

There were always several ferries en route, this is just one of them -




The there was the driving down the beach because there was no real road -



In central Africa it was often quite difficult to cross over the poorly maintained bridges -








However, you don't always succeed -





Then, where I live now in Egypt, a few shots of travelling and camping in the many deserts with my car -










Thanks for looking at them.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:36 pm


Great selection of pics, Those bridges out of logs and steel look savage, especialy going over them with a heavy bedford truck. :o

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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:55 am

I had to squeeze my bottom more than once. It's difficult to tell what load they'd take.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Thu Jan 20, 2011 1:23 pm

Fascinating! A relatively modern truck too, well, one up from the basic MK at least. A turbo no less, now that's pure indulgence. Love the one on the weir ... you can laugh about it now. Laughing

Don't think I would want to camp so near to that cliff though, those rocks look iffy from where I’m sitting. affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:48 pm

It was a more modern truck. We used to use the non lifting cab M type which were a pain.
Looking at the photo of the camp, it does look like we're a bit close. It didn't seem so at the time though. Maybe because it was getting dark when we pulled up.
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:04 am

Im reading a book about orange bedford at the moment
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:55 pm

The book is called?
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:18 am

The Ultimate road trip Overlanding by Tim English?
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:53 pm

Yep, not read it but know it. He worked for the same company I did and we overlapped for a year mid nineties but I'm not sure if I ever met him.
It seems a few of us wrote a bit about our experiences, I did it as a hobby just to get down some stories on the prompting of my wife and so my kids when they are older can have a laugh at what their old man did. Others do it to try and make a bit of money out of it. Good for them if they do. He's gone for what looks like the traditional book publisher route, I just put mine on a 'Print to order' site that'll print one or two off when required (as I did when I sent one to my dad).
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:54 pm

he doesnt make the company sound very professional imo.. sex with the passengers and no organization
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PostSubject: Re: Mark's ten   Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:54 pm

Is there any wonder it went tits up?
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