Maggie in Africa An overlanding travel blog about a Land Rover Defender named Maggie

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    Morocco – Tangier Crossing the border

    Border Crossing The ferry took just under a couple of hours from Algeciras to arrive in Tangier, and as we were lucky enough to be one of the first vehicles to leave the ferry, the assumption was we would be one of the first to leave the port…Wrong!  As all...

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    Spain – Heading to Algeciras

    The road to Morocco We drove just over 1000km (from Barcelona) to get to Algeciras in the south to get the ferry to Tangier, it was a long drive but took it in turns to get there safely by the night. The ferry to Tangier with 2 people and vehicle...

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    Spain – Barcelona

    Pamplona We drove through Pamplona heading to Barcelona, and I can highly recommend that taking a driving holiday through Spain would well be worth the effort as every City, town, village you go through will be very nice and I have found the people on whole to be welcoming and...

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    Spain – Sans Sebastian

      Sans Sebastian Having endured some freezing cold nights in France with little sleep it was nice to reach the Spanish border and the weather became noticeably warmer once we got past Jean De Luz heading for Sans Sebastian which is a beautiful hilly panoramic city. Driving Maggie through places...

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    France – Le Havre

    Driving through the west coast of France, stopping through Dunkirk and then Le Havre were hard work, the campsites were empty and we realised very quickly why that was, the weather was cold and windy and not easy to get a few hours sleep in our tents, but it gave...

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    Holland – Amsterdam

    Amsterdam Having driven for a few hours from Hook van Holland to Amsterdam and parked a little out of the city so that Maggie can be safely locked up in a protected car park. It was nice to reach my old knocking ground having lived here back in 2005-7 and...

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    Maggie – UK Tune up

    Footloose 4×4 Thanks to footloose 4×4 for the work you did to give Maggie a good tune up and fix some storage issues in the back of maggie.  We were given a car to use while Maggie was in their garage to drive back and forth from a the few...

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    Volunteering in South Africa

    One of the most challenging but rewarding experiences I had was in 2003 when I volunteered to work in the Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. GVI Internship SANP I was one of a dozen people from the UK and US who trialled this year working in...