My grandad is one of the main inspirations for our 800 days adventure. Over the years, he travelled extensively and took me on my first official adventure in 1993 to the Nepal Himalaya where we climbed three high valleys, including Everest Base camp. When my grandad sadly died he left me part of a collection of Royal Mint coins that he had always collected; buying every new edition and release. This week we sold the gold sovereign coins from this batch on eBay. With the money we raised from this we are now able to buy our essential Airtop roof tent; our cosy sleeps home for the 114 week duration of our trip. I have so many wonderful memories of travelling with him and now he has helped us create more nomadic memories. ‘Sovereign’ means excellent and outstanding. Just like him.