Submitted by Name: Kev From: South Yorkshire E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi mate Fascinating thread. Really readable and informative. Don'tknock the ladies too much most arte brilliant. lol
Look forward to reading more
Admin reply: Hi Kev
I know it appears I'm a right ladies hater but actually I'm not!! I get loads of comments like what a lovely man you are blah blah blah so it must be the way I write!! lol
Added: November 30, 2011
Submitted by Name: Denny From: Exeter E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Paul Great reading, passed it on to a couple of m8s in work. I have a 6 berth Bessacarr, just over 7mts so a bit more conspicious than the Kontiki. Sod em taking some of your experiences to not offend people. Spent 20 years driving all over Europe in all seasons in a coach, had a hotel & meals at end of day though. So your hints & my own extensive knowledge of Europe makes me want to begin now & not March/April Hope you continue keeping us all updated. Good Luck.
Admin reply: Hi Denny
I'll keep you all updated dont worry, I think you will have a great time mate, especially with your knowledge! Keep me informed cheers Paul
Added: November 29, 2011
Submitted by Name: darrell From: bournemouth E-mail: Contact
Comments: hi great blog, i have done a lot of wildcamping so can relate to your style of living, it is difficult and can be lonely, but weve all got that inner deterimination to get on with it, and we get over all the the problems that pop up, it makes us unique from everybody else, good luck with your future plans.
Admin reply: Thanks Darrell, I appreciate the mesage a lot, as you said it kinda makes us special cheers Paul
Added: November 28, 2011
Submitted by Name: Dean Cowell From: Greenhithe Kent E-mail: Contact
Comments: After countless views of other peoples campervans and being somewhat disillusioned at what ive seen,i then came across your Kontiki and a subsequent telephone conversation with yourself took me to your blog.Having gone through a similar breakup albeit back in the year 2000,i can totally relate to every emotion you have gone through whilst trying to deal with your inner self.Unless you have gone through it,you will never know the pain.Anyway,i hope the future holds great things for you and yours and i promise to look after your Kontiki motorhome.Thanks for the inspiration and also the opportunity to experience a life on the road,Regards,Dean
Admin reply: Cheers Dean Enjoy the Kontiki mate I know you will !
Added: November 8, 2011
Submitted by Name: Kev Seaman From: South Yorkshire E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi mate Really enjoyed reading your blog. We have a 200o Hobby 750 Spent 7 weeks in it since July its great.
Chin up when ya get down. Not easy I know. Sorry no suggestions. Your not gonna get to blame me, if I sugest sommat and it goes wrong. lol Cheers will continue to read your saga
Admin reply: Hi Kev
Thanks for posting, Im feeling better now, the mood swings are gone ha ha , not easy as you know but all good fun. Keep reading and great to here from you Paul
Added: November 6, 2011
Submitted by Name: Kevin Dancer From: Cardiff E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Paul, I read the latest entry in the blogg and am sorry to hear that the van is going. Knowing how attached to my van I am it must be a hard thing to do but I appreciate that the proposed LEZ would be enough to re-focus me. Perhaps anothe bonfire plot to change the people in power? I had a look on ebay and saw the old girl in the flesh. She looks supurb and why people and ringing your phone off the hook surprises me, let alone the people who screw you around and back out of the sale. As i have said in my direct emails, me and the wife look forward to seeing you one day over here in the Principality - perhaps you could down size to a Highwayman or similar? Its got to be a Talbot after all! Cheers and best wishes :!cool:
Admin reply: Dont worry Kevin we will have a meet up sometime! 2012 is looming and I can see a nice little booze up somewhere for all of us !! Cheers Mate
Added: November 6, 2011
Submitted by Name: george mcloughlin From: doncaster E-mail: Contact
Sorry this reply is late mate I forget all about the private posts! glad to see I am inspring some people out there to save some money. BIg thanks for posting and keep in touch
Added: November 5, 2011
Submitted by Name: mick groocock From: west yorkshire E-mail: Contact
Comments: Hi Paul, just came across your site and really enjoyed reading about your adventures.Iv just spent a lazy 2 years fitting a narrow boat out whilst living aboard and have just sold it and am still looking at what type of motor home to do. My mind keeps wondering towards a luton back vehicle in stealth mode,that way you get the size,the opaque roof and a choice of vehicles to carry the luton box. Narrowboating is becoming more expensive as the licence keeps going up along with the fuel and moorings.I worked it out to be cheaper to live in a motorhome/camper than a narrowboat.Anyways if your interested check out my youtube vids " narrowboatmike" I will post the finished narrowboat up in a couple of weeks. Looking foward to more of your blogs, Mick groocock.
Admin reply: Hi Mick
Thanks for all that info, had a few people comparing the 2 to be honest, I mentioned to somebody that the prices are going pretty high on the boats. I think people are looking for alternative living nowadays ( well we know they are!), the boats are now exhausted and the next natural step is Motorhomes. Send us a link to the pictures when they are ready will be great to see. Best of luck Paul
Comments: Hi Paul Thanks for adding me on facebook. I have enjoyed reading your blog and can relate to 99% of it lol. I have an old merc 508 which I have fitted a wood burner in etc to make it totally self sufficient for long term wild camping . Gonna do the solar panels too soon but just havnt got round to it. Currently with a nagging girlfriend and her 2 spoilt kids so seriously considering giving her a p45 and setting off too. I work as an electrician and have one large customer in particular who gives me a few months + contracts a year which would keep me in money. Eventually I want to get a canal boat and live in that but until the moneys in the bank, Im happy to explore in the bus.Keep up the good work and * * * to giving up drinking !!! Its far too much fun !!!. Take care Del.
Admin reply: Hi Del
Thanks for leaving a message, P45 sounds good to me mate!! I hear canal boats are making massive money at the moment, was told by a good friend of mine who's into that sort of thing. Still on the booze mate!!
Added: October 20, 2011
Submitted by Name: Rosie From: Hampshire E-mail: Contact
Comments: The stealth wagon sounds good. We have a stealth camper (white van man watch out ... we're right next to you ) Once you get your eye in you spot quite a few around. No windows, only roof lights. Keep a roofrack up there, the roof vents mightn't be so easy to see.
Don't be miserable Paul. The system's rotten, and the world's gone mad .... it's not your fault. Fight back
Admin reply: Hi Rosie
I've been stealth spotting a lot of the last week or so and you are correct! Once your know what to look for......