If anyone was interested in what van the previous shots have been in, then this is the van. It's a Vauxhall Movano, L2H2 (MWB). It's the same as a Renault Master or Nissan NV400. I fitted a Fiamma awning to this one, a really nice addition. I also painted the front bumper the body colour and the wheels black, to give it a slightly different look. ☺️🚙
'Mano del desierto' (Hand of the desert) We awoke the next morning as the first rays of desert sun touched the top of the roof tent. The night had been difficult - the infamous desert winds howled across the plains all night and every flap and toggle in the tent had vibrated furiously throughout the night.⠀
In the morning, climbing out of the roof tent and looking up at the back of the huge windswept hand in the desert was one of those bizarre 'is this real?' moments that travel tends provide...⠀
We cooked up some eggs in the shadow of the hand and took a shower from the Cruiser's water system in preparation for another long day's drive south through the Atacama desert.⠀
📷 Photo and words by @travel_beasts⠀
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I’ve been hanging out in Utah for nearly a week now. No plans to leave just yet...been focusing on building some routine into my life. I wake up at 6, go to the gym, and then journal/meditate before beginning my work day. I love it so far. What time do you normally wake up? I listened to a Tedtalk the other day that said some CEOs wake up as early as 4am. Goals? 🤓
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At 6am we’re up, before the sun has peeled over the horizon. The land is ruffled with a gentle breeze. Many years ago, they used to grow watermelons out here. The rows are being reclaimed by native grasses and pines and palms, evidence that the wild never truly dies.
It takes only a moment to pack up camp. I shove a few items into the drawers, and JR pulls the top down. We turn onto a pin-straight line of an old dirt road, one that was made to haul the melons to market back in the early 1920s. I think of how, today, we’ll wander these tracks in hopes of discovering what the watermelon farmers left behind, following in the footsteps of their efforts to find something mysterious, something valuable, something that’s timeless as the reconquering of the wild, as timeless as palmettos growing out of a Florida flatland. #sunshinelovebus
Recently evacuated out of Cape Le Grand National Park because of a bushfire while over looking Hellfire Bay 🤔Can’t wait to get back into the park and continue exploring this incredible coast @australia@westernaustralia@capelegrandnp
as the children get older I realize it’s not as easy to keep them occupied while we sit on the beach and have a drink or enjoy live music at a restaurant, after being full time on the road for so long, I guess those things just don’t appeal to them as much. however, we also try to limit electronics which can be great occupiers. so my question to all of you other full time families, what are some of the things you use or do to help occupy pre-teens while enjoying your adult time on the road..?
The water down here is so incredibly cold for this northerner who is more used to bath water-ish temperatures. Queenslanders beware, the South Australian coastline takes no prisoners but is totally worth it! 🌊🌞