Soon after selling Harmony, I felt a pang of captivity – owning a boat is as much about enjoying being out on the water, as it is a symbol for something freer. Unable to own a boat for the foreseeable future, and being land-bound, I decided to buy an old Toyota Hilux which in my mind is a little bit like the land equivalent of a Contessa 26: Relatively small, cheap(ish), underpowered, as capable as anything in the right hands, and bulletproof.
After a few solo weekend adventures across beaches and into the high country, I assembled a motley crew and headed off to South Australia – one of the few places where you can drive along the beaches, and really get away from it all. These are some images from our adventures across the sand and salt.
In the spirit of boating, my Hilux is named Heidi. MV Heidi to be precise.