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The folks over at Top Gear have some fairly inspiring and truly epic road trip adventures both on and off the screen.
This months edition of Top Gear Magazine, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, celebrates those adventures and more – including one of our own!
Within its pages you’ll find my own photographical contribution to the world of ‘epic auto adventure’ detailing one such road trip in Iceland whereby I encountered glorious roads, a wonderful culture, and breathtaking landscapes of active volcanoes and towering glaciers. One such glacier nearly claimed my life and left me naked on the side of a mountain! (Personally I blame Loki)
Luckily, the Gods of Old Norse mythology chose fit to spare me, but took my camera as payment. Hopefully they took some great pictures.
You can read about the adventure in this months edition of Top Gear in ‘how Top Gear changed my life’ and also read about it in more detail including some more pictures from the trip itself here on our site.
Day 2 (ish) of the young Princes life and he makes his first public appearance. With substantially more dignity than I imagine I would have presented the world aged 24 hours. Day 3 – We get a name! HRH George Alexander Louis Windsor the Prince of Cambridge.
When he grows up and ends up going there for University, thats going to sound even cooler than it does already.
Prince George of Cambridge came into this world loudly. Yes, 42 guns heralded in the birth of the third in the line to the throne to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth nations. It was loud and pretty awesome.
The guns are actual World War 1 originals operated by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery. Named such when King George VI (the young Prince’s great-great-grand-father) decided in 1947 that, following the mechanisation of the last batteries of horse-drawn artillery, a troop of horse artillery should be kept to take part in the great ceremonies of state.
On this occasion 71 horses pulling 6 First World War-era 13-pounder cannons fired a 41 gun salute which enthralled the crowds no end.
Also, the band played ‘popular tunes’ such as the Indiana Jones Theme, Star Wars Imperial March, and a few other greats to get the crowd in the mood.
Check out the shots below.