Building The Beast: Expedition Truck Conversion Stage 1 – Insulation

Everyone knows Wayne. On our way to Romania, we stopped at a campsite in rural Hungary. The owner was British. He knew Wayne. One evening, as we were watching Ben Fogle’s documentary Harbour Lives on TV, Wayne popped up on our screen. It came as no surprise. The first part of this post is theContinue reading “Building The Beast: Expedition Truck Conversion Stage 1 – Insulation”

Collecting the Beast, Our New Expedition Truck: Part 2 – Rotterdam to Bournemouth

Tuesday: Rotterdam – Calais (By Accident) Mark was in Rotterdam. This was following THE most ill-fated, 26-hour overland journey from high in the Italian Alps to The Low Countries to collect The Beast, a 30-year old ex-army truck that is to become our new, all-terrain mobile home. Lady Luck had already made it clear thatContinue reading “Collecting the Beast, Our New Expedition Truck: Part 2 – Rotterdam to Bournemouth”

Collecting The Beast, Our New Expedition Truck: Part 1 – Staffal to Rotterdam

Monday: Staffal – Pont St Martin As part of our Brexit-Busting plan to abandon Europe for Mongolia, Mark and I have bought a 24.5 tonne truck to convert into our new home. She is a Volvo N10. She is HUGE, so we named her The Beast. We fully accepted that the purchase, unseen, of anContinue reading “Collecting The Beast, Our New Expedition Truck: Part 1 – Staffal to Rotterdam”

Squaring The Circle – How To Import an Unregistered Belgian Truck from Holland into the U.K.

Decision made; we found the vehicle of our dreams; paid the deposit; specified a few extras that we wanted the dealer to install before we collected her… All that remains is to get her home.