My clothes smelled of diesel, my stomach was churning and my knuckles were white. For the first time, I’d heard the roar of The Beast, our new truck. I’d had a sleepless night. Storm Alex had raged and pounded us with torrential rain. Worry Number 1 was that our van, Big Blue, would be soContinue reading “MOT Misery & The Beast – Importing & Registering a Truck in the UK”
Mark and I have finally finished converting The Beast into our new home. To see how we did it, check out this animated slideshow on YouTube.
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”
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”