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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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Chores around Molly
October 8, 2019

Friday and Saturday, October 4th to 5th, 2019 It was a good plan, head down to Santa Lucia Memorial Campground, do a little hiking and do a few Molly chores. And then there were the insects. Arrived in the dark at campsite number 8. A favorite spot, even if the ground is not very level. […]

National Parks
September 2, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019 Alarm went off at 5am, and I rolled out of bed and headed south to pickup Molly. This is a new strategy to avoid the insane Bay Area traffic. It was the start of a long weekend, and the traffic was likely to be terrible. And it worked out well, not […]

Spring Cove Revisited 16-18 Aug, 2019
August 19, 2019

We’d been there for the first time a few months before and not only enjoyed the spot, but also got to know the 2 camphosts for the season, Ron and Mark. We got on well and decoded to visit them again. Getting out of the Bay Area on a Friday afternoon is always bad but […]

Too Hot at Pinnacles
August 3, 2019

Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 The plan was a good plan. Head to Pinnacles National Park for wee walk in the hills. The plan was scuttled due to the hot weather. So, a new plan was hatched. After sleeping in and relaxing a little, I decided to head to Les Schwab, where they kindly rotated Molly’s […]

Very Hot Pinnacles National Park
July 8, 2019

Thursday to Sunday, July 4th to 7th, 2019 The original plan was to arrive on Wednesday after work. But better sense and in invitation to a July 4th party changed my plans. Instead on Thursday, July 4th, I dropped Caroline at the airport, picked Molly up from Milpitas and headed over to Neil and Patricia’s […]

Glory Hole
June 16, 2019

Weekend, June 14 to 16, 2019 Like last weekend, we escaped to New Melons Lake. But this time a little further North and stayed at Ironhorse Campground at Glory Hole. Arrived just before sundown on Friday. Spent a lovely evening around the fireplace enjoying the warm evening. Woke up late and relaxed during the morning. […]

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