About Ian [aka Ferg]

I’m either known as Ian or Ferg depending on how long you’ve known me, but I answer to both.

For the better part of 30 years I have worked in the security and construction sector. I’m technical in my approach, having spent my career designing and installing large scale engineered perimeter security barriers across a number of successful businesses. These projects have taken me to many places around the world for which I’m grateful, but for me at 58 years of age, it’s now time to see more of Australia.

For most of my life I’ve lived on Sydney’s northern beaches raising a family and being actively involved in community sports organisations. One day I realised that Sydney had outgrown me and that I needed to free myself from big city life.

More recently I started to consider carefully what the next 10 – 20 years would look like for myself. I’ve always wanted to explore Australia by road, to see this great country over an extended period. I didn’t want to leave it until I was too old and buggered, an all too common story. Would I maintain good health? Was the pressure of being in small business really worth it? After 47 years living in one city, surely there were better places that suited my change in mindset?

Hadagutful Expeditions is about me living my passion and sharing the experience with others. Remote 4WD Australian travel with people looking to have a real overland adventure. It’s an opportunity to meet interesting people from all walks of life and to really appreciate what a great country we often take for granted.

I don’t pretend to be an expert in everything. I like to learn as well as we travel around, afterall you can’t be an expert of ‘everywhere’ . If it looks interesting down that track, then let’s go and check it out. If I don’t know the answers to something, then let’s find out together. I’ll be as excited as you as we round the next corner to find that perfect beach, camp, or coffee shop.

For the past 18 months I’ve travelled in excess of 35,000km and experienced amazing places such as the Painted Desert [Oodnadatta Track]; Googs Track; the Big Red Bash 2018 [Birdsville]; both the Birdsville and Strzeleckie tracks, Cameron Corner and Innaminka; the Great Ocean Road and Philip Island; Kangaroo Island and the Yorke and Eyre Peninsula’s.  So the groundwork has been done and the equipment well tested.

I’m going and it’s going to be a lot of fun. So why not jump in and join me………


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