A Very Mechanical Journey

Moments … hindsight can be a wonderful thing, allowing reflection on past events, seeing patterns perhaps but in this case to identify a moment in time that changed my mindset in a fairly major way. There are also moments when a shift happens or when an epiphany is reached; moments of wonder, excitement and realisation. As I say moments … … Read More

From Merida, Yucatan to Frontera Corozal, Chiapas

It’s 7.30am, the sun is just climbing above the trees and its a refreshing 19 degrees (centigrade). Between visiting some great locations and having little or no internet it has, once again been a while since we posted so a little catch up is in order.   We stayed in Merida, Yucatan for a month to take advantage of access … Read More

Camping Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico

So back tracking quite a lot to a seemingly different universe and time. In reality it was only 4 months ago that we left Baja California to hack across the 2500kms of Mexico to meet up with Sas’s brother and sister in Tulum. The journey from La Paz to Mazatlan by ferry was fun, tinged with a little sadness at … Read More

A Breakdown and a Pause Before Mexico

Since Christmas we’ve been through a dozen different landscapes, wild camped under the most brilliant starry skies, and had another mechanical breakdown. On the way from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, in a very empty part of Nevada, Hanna started really laboring up hills, to the point where she conked out.  Luckily we just made it to a petrol station … Read More

Where Are We Now? – and a Mechanical Update

So it is Tuesday evening – 27th October 2015 – we are once again in a Walmart carpark – nothing against Walmart carparks though – easy access to toilets and safe flat (ish) parking; we can even get Asda brand clothing if we so wished (but we don’t). I have been a bit lacking in the posting department for the … Read More

Driving Insurance for a European Motorhome in Canada and the USA

Shipping your own motorhome to Canada or the States is in itself a small piece of the puzzle to doing something like this (see my post on shipping your motorhome) but unless you have desire to drive through the most litigious country on earth without some form of insurance you will need to address the issue of driving insurance. We … Read More

Photos of Nova Scotia, So Far – The Glitter!

Despite the mechanical issues, we have managed to see some gorgeous places (and lots of industrial parks!). Two weekends, when the garage was closed, we headed off for short jaunts along the coast for a few days. Plus we had one majorly false start – “Woohoo, we’re finally off!” we thought. Oh, how wrong we were. Cue massive gearbox leak … Read More

The Reality of Making a Dream Happen

Wishing. Wanting. Hoping. Dreaming.  I’ve been practicing these ever since I was a kid. Daydreaming is fun. It’s part of my makeup. It brings me hope and excitement on cold rainy days. On the other hand, making dreams happen (especially on a budget) is bloody hard work!  Every time we attempt it, I seem to handily forget this point. This … Read More

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