Having reached a crossroads in my life I am choosing to step off the treadmill that is my busy life and take time out to travel. On October 5th 2017 I set off with my Springer Poppy in our motorhome (subsequently swapped for a caravan) ‘freedombird’ initially to explore the remote beauty of the UK coastline and then – well let’s see……
Some serious research and information gathering went into choosing the right motorhome (a caravan was discounted quite early on as not being an easy solution for a lone traveller – as indeed was the iconic VW campervan for sadly, but simply just not being big enough to live in)!
A short list of requirements drawn up:
- New or nearly new
- Fixed bed
- Full washroom with shower
- An oven (not specifically for cooking – as those who know me will know that a microwave will pretty much suffice – but for baking fimo clay)
- 6 metre length and not too fat to travel down narrow country lanes
Then a trip to the Wadebridge Caravan & Motorhome Show, followed by trip to Alan Kerr of Paignton and a deal was done. Freedombird is a new Swift Rio 340 which has an amazing opening tailgate to let the outside in, rear lounge with a drop down bed and a front dinette for me to get creative – perfect – all in 6.4m and only 2.2m wide.
Thanks to Tom from Alan Kerr of Paignton for his patience!
Now roll on October 5th when the adventure begins.