With lockdowns and shutdowns, there have been limited opportunities to enjoy using the bus as much as I would like. It’s been great to have a small local air-cooled hangout to go to, but it’s not the same. I was hoping to have gone on another road trip this summer. I miss camping out in my bus.
Time well spent
Sure, it’s been good in other ways. The headliner project is coming along nicely. The end is very much insight. I just need to do the final protective finishing and get it installed now.
However, with the recent weather being so good, it’s been hard to not want to be outside at the moment, even though it’s equally important to keep socially distanced as much as possible.
Social distanced beach life
Luckily beaches in our immediate vicinity have not been subject to the crazy overcrowding that some have. But just for a change, I wanted to go for a little run in my bus to a beach a few miles up the coast from us. In theory, it should be a bit quieter, and as it stretches for a few miles, I should be able to find a bit of socially distanced space to relax safely in. With the temperatures being in the mid to high 30’s, getting in the sea was a welcome relief!
Mini road trip
After a quick swim/relax in the sea and drying off in the sun, I decided to head to a local country park for a late afternoon tea break. I had brought some food with me to make more of my brief trip out. It was like having a mini road trip within the space of a few local miles. Sometimes you need to improvise! Having a break is good for your mental health in these strange COVID 19 pandemic times we still find ourselves in.
Bus life is brill
Breaking out my Trangia to make an afternoon tea, looking out over the hills into the English channel, it was easy to believe I was out on an air-cooled adventure again. Sure, it wasn’t exploring the Highlands of Scotland, or getting lost somewhere in Europe, but it was fun to be on the road again in my camper. I missed this!
Golden hour solar power
As it was such glorious weather, I thought I would set-up my solar panel to complete the full ‘road trip’ experience. Who doesn’t like free eco-friendly energy? Anyway, it’s always good to charge and top up your leisure battery. A kind of multi-tasking whilst I drink my tea and watch the world go by…
local road trip?
This one-day mini road trip was a fun experience that got me thinking. OK, so it’s not really an ideal time for a major air-cooled adventure, but maybe a small short local road trip could be a fun thing to do? Keep it local, keep it fun!