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RE: Welcome to the Solo's Forum


Just dropped in to say Hi.

Should be running Solo, well just me, myself and I, when I get the van back from a few repairs.

Cheers

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welcome cultana..hope you enjoy the journey of your life..boy am i envious! regards benton



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benton wrote:

welcome cultana..hope you enjoy the journey of your life..boy am i envious! regards benton


No need to be envious unless you want to enjoy having you van in for repairs about 4 or is it more times in less than 1 year. Last one is a case of pulling teh side off and some internal lining for water dammage dues to a poor roof seal. 

Seems every time so far each trip I plan to get going on has some hiccup and it comes to a grinding halt.

 

 



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Hi Fran. I loved reading ur post. I'm 46, last year bought first caravan, threw the dogs in the car and went off on an exploratory journey. 4 months and 16,000kms later I returned Reluctantly. I wish I had known of this forum then. But I met lots of wonderful people and loved the life.

i am now seriously considering selling up and going walkabout for an indefinite time. if. I do do it, (I'm about 80% likely to) won't be for another 6months, but I will be crossing my fingers that I meet like minded solo's on the way.

i figure I have nothing to lose and a lot more to gain

cheers,

Sally



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Me too thinking (going to!, just working on the courage thing) sell up and have faith. Ok, I may be younger than you, but I know one thing. 16 years ago I lost my beautiful fiancé to a motorbike accident. He likely assumed he would make 40, he didn't. Now, when I'm really stuck at a cross road in life, I think of him and think.... "Live in the moment girl" cos I may not be here next year! 

Lifes for living and I want to live each day enjoying it and going to new places and meeting new folk. I'm not achieving that right now, so what the hell, I may as well give it a go ;) 



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It is more than realist sunshine it's your "RIGHT". To get out there and do your thing..I for 1 applaud those that feel the fear and be BRAVE!, cya on the road  we need more balance



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EXCELLENT IDEA, BUT HOW DO I JOIN SMSPUP? THANK YOU



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Johanna wrote:

EXCELLENT IDEA, BUT HOW DO I JOIN SMSPUP? THANK YOU


 

what do you mean Johanna - by SMSPUP???????? don't understand what you think is a good idea?     



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Of course, I traveled for 2 years in my mid 50's. 

Play it safe, don't go down off-beaten tracks, and find overnight accommodation well before it gets dark.

Good Luck



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thanks for the welcome and for sharing your many ideas in general .

I am setting out in February and would love to hear from anyone who might be solo in Tassie around February onwards. I leave in mid February I have been there many times and always wonder over such a small state, with great folks that are so down to earth, and helpful, that I am really looking forward to doing it all over again..


This time for the first time, im taking my little dog, so it should be even better, than my other trips, with her company... happy travelling

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Hi In answer to your question, over 50and I have been travelling for round 18 odd years by myself and love it.if ist right for me, im darn sure its right for everybody
In February im off for 6 months AGAIN
Fran just do it...don't think
just do it......Your head will always be there, inventing excuses, for you to stay home ,or to wonder if its right for rover 50ties or over, what evers,to travel!!!Don't listen to your head
JUSTdo it...its a great Life Fran

-- Edited by marylee-jane on Friday 6th of December 2013 10:17:50 PM

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Hi everyone,

I am a solo, over 60, travelling in a camper van and working part time. Looking forward to meeting up with many of you in the furure.

Laura

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Hi there. I am going on a mini grey nomad trip alone from June - September. I want to take my dog. Thoughts?
Lizz

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Welcome Lizz and Gypsydreamer. As you can see this particular thread hadn't been used for 12 months.
Perhaps start your own thread either here in solo or maybe one of the other great sections.
Members are more likely to see and reply there.

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I second what Happy Wanderer says - start a new topic in the solo section - you will get some good responses I am sure!

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Good morning all...I'm new to this forum I have always looked on the grey nomads site and I think it's great...I have travelled lots of Australia with my husband and caravan .....but due to recently separating I am seriously considering to start a road trip but with a motorhome or camper van...I consider myself to be a experienced driver and always did my share of towing ... i would like any advise tips....look forward to any replies regards.no



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Hi there,  Is there anyone in Perth at present, or is coming to Perth soon that I could visit and chat to regarding life on the road?  Is there anyone in Perth who travels on the weekends that I could tag along with to get a feel for this nomadic lifestyle?  biggrin  Not used to this sort of communication are we allowed to put telephone numbers in?  Please.................. someone out there help!!  cheers  Josofine!!



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hi ...yes why not??there arelots of ladies doing it now i have been for 15 years plus...just checked into home yesterdayto shoulder some responsibilities,for a while ,then i will be off again

 

keep it simple and enjoy.... cleo



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biggrinbiggrinbiggrin Hi, my name is Fran, I have been dreaming of this day for a few months now, reading all the advice, pics etc.., I'm in the process of purchasing a Motorhome, rang RACV for an inspection was advised they don't do Motorhomes, my delima is I'm mechanically challenged, can someone advise me who to contact that does do inspections? The motorhome is in Melbourne.



-- Edited by Frangipani on Tuesday 1st of July 2014 01:58:39 PM

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If I can do it in my 70's  the 50's should be well and truly ok. Fran get out there and enjoy it. Noela



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biggrin Thankyou Noelabiggrinbiggrinbiggrinbiggrini think I like you, you made me 10 years younger LOL, I'm 60 no spring chick, this is my time now, scared ****less, but excited,



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Hi Nomads, I recently undertook a solo motorbike trip from Qld to W.A. and return. I free camped and where I couldn't find a suitable spot I would ask the local publican or roadhouse if he/she could recommend a place for me to pitch my tiny tent. The hospitality I encountered was superb. I didn't feel threatened at any time. I loved my trip and look forward to getting out again to continue my dream. I know most of you on here have motorised rigs and you are not "tent camping". However you choose to see our country, travelling alone or in company I would highly recommend it. I was really worried about certain sections of my trip but it was needless worry in the end. I found the trip a breeze. Having a reliable vehicle is paramount. Having said that, if per chance you do break down, one will encounter a fellow traveller without waiting too long. Joining your RAC is a good move. I chose the highest cover for peace of mind. My advice is to pick your travelling seasons well and don't wait too long. Enjoy your mobility while we are able. It is great fun and you will meet wonderful people, like the ones on this forum. Cheers

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Welcome Azurepink.

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Hello I am about to start my adventure as a solo traveller. I am interested in chatting with other travellers gone before me about any good free camp sites etc or even nice places to go. I have no idea where I will go yet I will get in my bus and just drive which ever way feels good. I am leaving from the tablelands area aprox 19th or 20th august. Love meeting people, I have a little aged dog companion.  Love to chat with anyone for inspirational ideas. Bev



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Hi Fran are you on the road yet? I'm about to take the challenge I have wanted to do this for ever but  taking the first step is big.  Bev



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Hi Fran are you on the road yet? I'm about to take the challenge I have wanted to do this for ever but  taking the first step is big.  Bev


 Hi Bevnaturegirl, welcome, good to hear your doing what i want to do eventually.,

I'm almost ready to go, just a few little hicupps, i'm going back to the dealer tomorrow,

Hopefully all will be worked out,  

I'm hoping to leave about 11th August, travelling to Mildura, Pt Augusta, then somewhere along the nullabor to whatch whales,

then i want to go to Esperance WA; Albany, then onto Perth.

So your heading off too? How exciting,



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Bevnaturegirl wrote:

Hi Fran are you on the road yet? I'm about to take the challenge I have wanted to do this for ever but  taking the first step is big.  Bev


 Hi Bevnaturegirl, welcome, good to hear your doing what i want to do eventually.,

I'm almost ready to go, just a few little hicupps, i'm going back to the dealer tomorrow,

Hopefully all will be worked out,  

I'm hoping to leave about 11th August, travelling to Mildura, Pt Augusta, then somewhere along the nullabor to whatch whales,

then i want to go to Esperance WA; Albany, then onto Perth.

I've downloaded wikicamps app, and purchased Camps 7, have a GPS, so hopefully won't get lost

So your heading off too? How exciting,

 



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Azurepink wrote:

Hi Nomads, I recently undertook a solo motorbike trip from Qld to W.A. and return. I free camped and where I couldn't find a suitable spot I would ask the local publican or roadhouse if he/she could recommend a place for me to pitch my tiny tent. The hospitality I encountered was superb. I didn't feel threatened at any time. I loved my trip and look forward to getting out again to continue my dream. I know most of you on here have motorised rigs and you are not "tent camping". However you choose to see our country, travelling alone or in company I would highly recommend it. I was really worried about certain sections of my trip but it was needless worry in the end. I found the trip a breeze. Having a reliable vehicle is paramount. Having said that, if per chance you do break down, one will encounter a fellow traveller without waiting too long. Joining your RAC is a good move. I chose the highest cover for peace of mind. My advice is to pick your travelling seasons well and don't wait too long. Enjoy your mobility while we are able. It is great fun and you will meet wonderful people, like the ones on this forum. Cheers


 welcome Azurepink,



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Fran, you are a chicken!  I'm 70 and this my second attempt.  Don't thin anyone will chase me for my body nor my money lol.

 

Helen



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Hi I am very new to this I am a solo female I have a van & am doing some work on her will do some local camping

with family & friends until I  am confident to go it alone cant wait!!!   it is amazing that there are people out there

that I can maybe meet or travel with  at times & pick everyones brains  I work full time & live in the hunter valley

looking forward to weekends & short trips on holidays for now. would love to hear from anyone that would like to

talk to me any tips I have camping books as well as free camp books super excited, geezz if only I didn't have to go to work lol

anyone travelling around the hunter valley shout out I would love to meet & learn from travel friends :)



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