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I was born in Eeklo, Belgium, on June 29th, 1964. In 1988 I decided it was time to move to ‘the big city’, so I left Eeklo for Gent – a whopping 20 km away! Mind you, most Belgians perceive distance slightly different from the rest of the world; it is after all a rather tiny country. Three years later, in 1991, I left Gent to go to London to live and work; for about 2 years. Or at least that was the initial plan. But fate had something else in store for me… On my way to London I met a Kiwi called Stephen…

I was born in Cambridge, New Zealand in 1967. At age 10, I left New Zealand with my parents to go and live in Perth, Australia. And then at age 18, returned from Aussie to complete University in Auckland New Zealand. England beckoned, and the travel adventures started in earnest. In 1991, on my way from London to a jazz festival in Belgium, I met Caroline..

We became good friends. In 1992 we traveled to Africa together and on returning to London in 1993 we moved in together. In 1996 – Caroline had been in London for about 4.5 years, Stephen for 5 years – we packed all our worldly possessions in 13 boxes and a poster roll and moved to Sydney, Australia. Before settling in Sydney, where we eventually bought a home, we spent 4 months in Perth. New horizons and opportunities beckoned again in 2000 when we sold our home and moved to San Francisco. This time we filled half a container. A few weeks after arriving in the US we got married in Las Vegas. We have been in San Francisco ever since; it became our home and we love it there!.

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Glenorchy
November 8, 2020

Saturday, November 7, 2020 This is Lord of the Rings land, located at the confluence of the Dart and Reese Rivers. We checked into Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat and got some local advice for an afternoon walk. We did not hesitate and headed to the trail head for Lake Sylan. A very nice 2 hour […]

Milford Sound
November 6, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020 The drive from Arrowtown to Milford Sound is amazing. We took our time and just enjoyed the drive. The plan for the day was to camp at one of the DOC (Department of Conservation) campgrounds along the way, but we ended up doing much better than that. It rained the entire […]

Arrowtown
November 4, 2020

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 A very peaceful night sleep and a relaxing breakfast. But time to head to the historic Arrowtown, which was just down the road. On arrival in the town we decided to check out the local “Holiday Park”, which is what New Zealanders call camping grounds. We decided to stay, allowing us […]

Mt Aspiring National Park
October 31, 2020

Saturday, October 31, 2020 Landed in Queenstown and picked-up our “camper”. This is the first time we have ever used a small van camper. We choose the Sprinter camper model, as a test run and to answer the question, could we spend extended time in a van camper. Would breaking down the bed every morning […]

Isolating in Arroyo Seco
June 28, 2020

Weekend, June 26 to 28, 2020 One of us had recently tested positive for the SARS-COV-2 virus, so the other one of us decided to head South and minimize the chance of being infected. The other one of us was also already meant to be on her way to Belgium. Arroyo Seco campground was full […]

Cerro Alto
June 21, 2020

Long Weekend, June 18 to 21, 2020 State Parks are still closed, but National Forest campgrounds are opening up. And it was time to get into the wild. Cerro Alto is a peak near San Luis Obispo And Morro Bay. It was a weekend of burgers, beer and movies. We just relaxed as much as […]

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