"Goals are my North Star. My Compass. The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel."
Quote by Richelle E Goodrich
This is a website to record our adventures and trips, pass on our knowledge and hopefully inspire others that they too can get out there and explore the world just like others have inspired us.
We hope you enjoy your visit and welcome any feedback !
Dave has travelled extensively throughout his working life in the Royal Navy as a Weapons Engineer and Ships Diver then both the Oil/Gas and Merchant Shipping industries as a Service Engineer.
Dave met Angela whilst working in Aberdeen and the two developed an enjoyment for spending weeks and weekends away, walking and climbing munros camping and traveling around Scotland and particularly the Lake District where they also enjoyed mountain biking and kayaking.
After moving out to Cyprus the opportunities for diving led to Dave completing his PADI qualifications to Master Scuba Diver Trainer and his interest in history led to opportunities to explore Cyprus and principally search out the abandoned villages from the troubles of the 60's and 70's.
Sadly his work only allowed him the opportunity to experience a very small part of each country he visited and now he would like to go out and see more of the world and immerse in it.
His main inspiration for an overland trip came in 2006 whilst flying by chopper over the Skeleton Coast of Namibia to work on a drill ship operating offshore. The idea sprouted that he wanted to come back to Namibia and drive the Skeleton Coast and at this point he caught the Overlanding bug.
In 2016 that dream of driving Namibia and the Skeleton Coast was realised and this stimulated a change in what was important in life developed and Polaris Overland is the ultimate result.
Overlanding gives Dave the chance to combine Adventure, Land Rover Defenders, Camping and Travelling which sounds about the perfect match.
Originally from Aberdeen Scotland where Angela juggled bringing up three children and working as an office administrator.
After meeting Dave in Aberdeen they both enjoyed spending long summer weeks and weekends camping in the Lake District and Scotland whilst walking mountains and Munros .
Angela and Dave moved to Cyprus 10 years ago where Angela has taken advantage of the warm clear waters achieving PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
Continuing to take further advantage of the opportunities to go out and explore the island using the Land Rover Defender camping in the mountains, on the sandy beaches and rugged coastlines whilst researching the rich and diverse ancient and modern history of Cyprus.
Whilst having not travelled extensively in her younger years when Angela has travelled, she enjoyed experiencing the different lifestyles and cultures immensely.
Now that her family are all grown up and building there own lives it is a chance to explore the world, have new challenges and adventures and make lots more great memories.
Her hobbies are sketching and photography which she has taken up in the last few years and will utilise to document our experiences of the overland adventures.