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About us


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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Recent blog entries

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 […]

Social Distancing
May 24, 2020

Long Weekend, May 21st to 25th, 2020 Our first weekend away since the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders from mid March. We headed South to Carrizo Plain National Monument, which is a wide open space perfect for social distancing. The first night we stayed at Pinnacles National Park campground. And we were a little disappointed to see […]

Acorn Campground Activities
March 8, 2020

Weekend, March 6 to 8, 2020 Caroline is in New Zealand sorting out some items for the upcoming home build, so Stephen used Acorn Campground to get some activities done. This would be the last weekend we can work on Molly due to the California lockdown mandated in response to the Coronavirus. The main objective […]

Gualala Get-Away
March 1, 2020

Weekend, February 28 to March 1, 2020 A relaxing weekend get away to one of our favourite Northern California camping spots. The last time we were here, we had to evacuate due to local forest fires. This time we just relaxed and spent a few hours installing bits and bobs on Molly.

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