Travel

Stories about trips the van has taken us on. It can be so nice to have the freedom to quickly get away for one night when the weather is nice or to plan a trip further afield.


My Mobile Office With a View

Probably best to explain a bit about myself and why I can use the camper van as a mobile office. I am a self employed web developer and nearly all of my work just requires my laptop, internet connection and phone signal.

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Green Woodworking course Purbeck

So a chance arose to attend a Green Woodworking Course in Purbeck. So I invited my Dad along and patiently awaited the date to roll around. Due to the long drive down from Scotland I drove down 2 days earlier and stopped in a Britstop on the first night near Gloucester then in the morning jumped back onto the M5 and stopped at the new Gloucester services for a shower and freshen up before heading down to Exeter to pick my Dad up for the train station.

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A weeks visit to Islay

With my Mum and Dad coming to visit we decided to take a week’s holiday on Islay. Unsure of exact plans and weather we left things pretty late before booking, this meant that the Ferries were all booked and we just had to go for what was available so bear this in mind if you are planning a trip and book early.

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Some Extra Storage

So we always need extra storage and in this cold weather I have hardly been using the Fiamma Bike Rack for bikes. Obviously Snowboarding comes with this weather so having all the kit in the van when sleeping is also a bit of a nightmare so I picked up a Storage Box.

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Camping trip to Weston-Super-Mare

So very unlike me this trip had been planned for a while we were to be looking after the twin nephews while their parents would be enjoying a wedding in Bristol.

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Getting an Awning

So with a few trips in the planning, wanting a bit more space and to be able to have somewhere to store everything from the van once you are set up the search began for an Awning.

My criteria was firstly price and a budget of around £150 secondly I wanted it to either have a bedroom or be big enough to fit a tent inner to allow for trips with a few more people.

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Visiting Cornwall

I’ve lived in Cornwall most of my life and even when I’m not in Cornwall I can still check out the webcams, surf reports and read the local news which feels like I am still there. Being a local tho I have made my way to visit most of the beaches that Cornwall has to offer but there are so many more beaches that I have either heard about or know roughly where they are.

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