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About Celtic Rover

Celtic Rover site has been created to document a series of adventures around the world in Nelson a converted Land Rover Defender.

The history of the build of Nelson the Land Rover Defender is covered in that part of the site in detail but in summary it was a standard farmers Defender, 20 years old and converted by me for overland travel by Coastline Campers and Gemm 4*4 to my specifications loosely based on the design of David and Jaynes new Lizzybus from when I met them at the Adventure Overland show.

Nelson, as we call the defender, has been proven on a big baltic sea loop trip to St Petersburg and a run around Morroco for a few weeks which really helped finalise the design and modifications.

I have now (May 2018) set off in May of 2018 as I retired from my job and become a full time traveller at least for half a year as we charge across Asia on “the roof of the world tour” so called because we pick up the very high Himalaya passes and the Pamir Highway on the route, you can see the route and the current location in the location page.

Along the way I am sometimes joined by my wife Lee or other friends and occasionally travel by myself.

Once this trip is out of the way I have some loose plans for South America, South Africa and then a run around Australia with a trek back via Singapore home, but lets see how the first trip works out, as I write this I am only a few days in !