TEAM ANAM CARA, #164

VEHICLE: 2013 Land Rover LR4

Funny story, we met through Instagram.

Penny was looking for a new overland-capable rig and had her heart set on a Land Rover Discovery but was being heavily recommended the Toyota 4Runner instead. While looking for the honest feedback of a Landy owner she found Thayer @discover_girl42. Excited to find another woman so obviously into off-roading and Landy’s, she sent her a PM. ​

Thayer was equally as excited to meet a fellow female in the overlanding community and within only a few hours they were already facetiming and making plans to meet! ​ When we finally met a couple months later in San Diego for a Rebelle Rally Orientation, it was like we’d known each other for years. ​

Soul friends. Anam Cara.

WEBSITE: teamanamcara.com

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR TEAM SPIRIT AWARD: Girl’s Inc.

Anam is the Gaelic word for soul and Cara, friend. In Celtic tradition, an Anam Cara is a teacher, companion or spiritual guide who you can share your innermost self to reveal the hidden intimacies of your life, your mind and your heart. You are understood as you are, without mask or pretension. ​

Your Anam Cara awakens your life and frees the wild possibilities within you.

Voyager Racks

Knightsbridge Overland

Superwinch

JC’s British 4×4

The Edge Automotive

Overlanding BC

THAYER COOK

RESIDENCE: Arvada, Colorado

OCCUPATION: Stay-at-home mom

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring, will be to arrive where we started, and know the place for the first time.”

-T.S. Elliot

FUN FACT: I play the violin and viola.

PENNY DALE

HOMETOWN: Saltspring Island, Canada

RESIDENCE: Vancouver BC, Canada

OCCUPATION: Interior Designer

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

-Hugh Laurie

FUN FACT: Travelled over 45,000 km within a year.

READ THEIR TEAM PROFILE HERE