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Strange indeed are the things that generate Nomads


I am now in the late stages of commencing Nomadding. I fiid it strange to recall the thing that led me to where I am right now.

I sail 1 metre model yachts with a bunch ofsimilarly old cronies. On one occasion I asked one of the guys " What are you up to these days."

His reply really shocked me. " Just sitting around waiting to die"  What a horrible way to feel and a sad reflection on the future.

It really got me thinking cause I have always felt life is for living each day as if it was the last. Thought processes started taking root.  My catchphrase is " I still have one great adventure left in me."

We are all "Prisoners of our posessions" We dont do stuff because it means abandoning our goodies. To hell with that scenario.  I decided to get rid of everything non essential (I rent so the house is not an issue)

So, thats all under way.  I sold my hatchback and purchased an Isuzu MU-X (Tow cap 3 tonne).  I then located a Majestic Sierra 20ft caravan and bought it.  Im busy setting it up to "Rock & Roll".

Sort of planning to set off around 2 weeks from now.  Destination unknown and unimportant.  Just go, live the dream.

I have been living solo with my best mate/dog Ginger for about 10 years or so and I love it.  I am happy in my own company and always remain busy "as a one armed paper hanger" 

Experience towing a van Zero ( Towed plenty of boats)

Experience living the van life.  Zero (Had an onsite van for a few years)

So as A vigorous 79 year old I can really claim Virgin status.

I have absolutely no doubts that this will be an amazing adventure.  New people. Beautiful places. Devoid of the trappings that anchor us to one spot.

This is my first post on here (a virginso to speak) mainly contrived as an expression of my real feelings to see if it sounded exciting or the ravings of a madman.  Then again "Who cares"

Really enjoying the GN forum .  Think ill go with the nickname SILVER SARASEN.  What do yall think ??

 



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Welcome and good for you mate , you will have a blast. You will meet a lot of nice people.

Be careful towing the van and take your time and things will turn out fine.

Cheers.



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Saracen ?? an Arab or Muslim from the crusades?

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Exactly my friend. But mostly because they were famous nomads.

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Captainozzie as a mantle goes awright....

Where are you steering the ship first captain?

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Hi Captainnozzie.

I really enjoyed your post. Thanks.

Nomadding, ya gonna love it.



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I'm sure you will get to become a proficient Nomader Cap'n in no time flat - just get out there and enjoy it.

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I couldn't agree more. As they say, "The world is my oyster". Dunno why they say that as I'm not a fan of oysters.


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