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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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Countries Caroline Visited
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Countries Stephen Visited
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Flat Roof Rack for Molly
May 5, 2019

Finally got around to putting a new roof rack on top of the existing roof rack. The roof rack that Molly originally came with had a pronounced curve, and we wanted something that was a flat. So we repurposed our Front Runner roof rack from Sterlin. Now we can mount extra storage boxes and empty […]

Fremont Peak State Park
April 26, 2019

Weekend, April 20 and 21, 2019 Just landed from a long flight from New Zealand, and it was early Saturday morning. Decided to take Molly for a run South, as it had been a few weeks. Just landed from a long flight from New Zealand, and it was early Saturday morning. Decided to take Molly […]

New Zealand
April 20, 2019

One Week. April 13 to 20, 2019 Spent a wonderful short week in New Zealand, catching up with family and preparing the way for the Simla Ave build.

Weekend, March 30 and 31, 2019 Caroline is still in Europe, so ready for some solo hiking in one of our favorite parks. And, I discovered a new trail that I did not even know that existed, and I like it. Saturday was spent doing a campsite to campsite loop via Bear Gulch, the reservoir, […]

Arroyo Seco Revisited
April 2, 2019

Weekend, March 24 and 25, 2019 Caroline had left earlier in the week and I had been in Los Angeles all week for work. My flight landed early into San Francisco airport, I wasted no time to pack a bag and head south for some hiking. Arroyo Seco was the obvious choice, as it is […]

Weekend, March 16 and 17, 2019 The winter rains have brought wildflowers to the Carrizo Plain National Monument, and we headed South to check them out. So glad we did. We left Friday night, got caught on terrible traffic and arrived late into Selby Campground. It was not long before we where sleeping. We woke […]

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