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About us

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!.

Countries Caroline Visited
Countries Stephen Visited
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Recent blog entries

Yosemite in the Rain
December 9, 2019

Weekend, December 7 to 9, 2019 We headed to Yosemite and were hoping for some snow. As we left San Francisco the roads were open and no restrictions. Snow was forecast and we did want to get there without having to put chains on. Turned out we needn’t have worried; we arrived in good time […]

Thanksgiving East of the Sierra’s
December 3, 2019

Thanksgiving Long Weekend, November 26 to December 1, 2019 We were very much looking forward to our traditional Thanksgiving to Deatth Valley. This time we wanted to add a side trip to Alabama Hills, a place we had never got to. The forecast was for heavy snows so we kept an eye on weather developments […]

Clear Lake
November 9, 2019

Weekend, November 8th to 10th, 2019 A new camping spot for us. We plan to return in March or April next year for a little fishing. Apparently the White Crappie is quite good. So, this was a practice run. Which is just a good excuse to spend the weekend out of the San Francisco Bay […]

Chores around Molly
October 8, 2019

Friday and Saturday, October 4th & 5th, 2019. It was a good plan, head down to Santa Lucia Memorial Campground, do a little hiking and do a few Molly chores. And then there were the insects. Arrived in the dark at campsite number 8. A favorite spot, even if the ground is not very level. […]

Salt Point
September 30, 2019

This was our second time to Salt Point Recreation Area, we like it. Just a chance to relax, go for a nice hike along the Northern California coast line and enjoy some good cooking.

West Coast National Parks
September 2, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019 Alarm went off at 5am, and I rolled out of bed and headed south to pickup Molly. This is a new strategy to avoid the insane Bay Area traffic. It was the start of a long weekend, and the traffic was likely to be terrible. And it worked out well, not […]

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