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Welcome to Sidetracked – The Defender Sagas

We are Jen, James and Henry the Defender. In 2021 we embarked on the adventure of our lives, travelling the world with no timetable, no map and no rush. Our plan is to simply experience whatever life wants to throw at us, as remote and wild as we can find, and see what each day brings.

Henry is our trusted steed and most importantly our home. He took a year and a half to convert from a station wagon to a fully-equipped overland camper and everything we own is tucked inside or bolted to the outside!

We carry a satellite tracker which pings our location to a map once a day, tracking our route across the world. Follow our adventures through our blog, photos and the map.


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Christmas in Sierra Leone

We had rejoined our group at a beach campsite 50km south of Freetown where they had stayed the previous night after leaving the YMCA. After leaving a few messages for various shipping contacts over the last few days there was nothing more we could do on that front until replies came through and efforts to … Continue reading Christmas in Sierra Leone

Guinea – Waterfalls and Magic

If you consult the FCO on Guinea it will tell you that there is rampant corruption, police exploitation, high risk of car jacking and criminals dressed as military with guns ready to take everything you have on every corner. The FCO clearly has never been to Guinea! We were concerned about entering this country, after … Continue reading Guinea – Waterfalls and Magic

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Henry the Defender


Photo Gallery

We had a few adventures before embarking on our nomadic lives. Have a look through our gallery from the ‘practice runs’…..