Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Changes.......

Used Auto-Trail Apache 700 SE High Line Motorhome U2140 5/80
I wrote on this blog sometime last year about the changes that would be taking place here at Purple Towers over the next eighteen months or so. 
I also said that I would tell you more as our plans unfolded......
It is still our intention to relocate to Devon as our main base and things are underway to achieve that .....

Anne comes from Devon and still has family there, so it's not like moving to an area that we are not familiar with....
Devon is an adjacent county to Dorset and it would not be a major issue to get back often to visit my Daughter and her family as well as friends and cycling/walking buddies....

As well as our main relocation plans....... over the past couple of years we have also been looking at Motorhomes  (RV's if you are in the USA) with a view to go 'Fulltiming' in Europe for some sort of extended 'Grand Tour'. 
I would of course have a couple of my bikes on board as I would need to get my regular cycling fix.....

Before setting out on the Fulltiming Grand Tour I also hope to loadup the MH with some of my closest friends and some bikes and visit some of the iconic cycling climbs in the Pyrenees...the Alps and other areas in Europe.....

In an ideal world I would just do the trip on my touring bike....unfortunately all my friends are still working so time available is a major consideration for them.... 
Mind you it's also a major consideration for me, as there are so many cycling routes that I still want to ride...... 
I would never be able to get to all of them on my tourer, before my allotted time on this earth expired...

The MH in the picture above is an Auto-Trail Apache 700 SE  and that seems to be what we have settled on.....it has both a front and rear lounge area and all the mod cons that an ageing cyclist like me needs after a hard days ride.....

I will of course continue to be involved in the backpacking and tent camping scene, as well as my cycling...... more info as things develop further.


8 comments:

rlove2bike said...

Nice motorhome!! We have a pickup truck with a slide in camper we use for bicycle trips, among other things. It is not near as fancy as the motorhome, but it is great to have something like that for events.

Trevor Woodford said...

Yes...It's a good base for events as you say...

Steve A said...

Very cool! Is that an awning above the door?

Paul said...

Trevor, that is one sweet ride. Good luck with you're move.

Trevor Woodford said...

*Steve A*
Yes Steve, it's a wind out awning...

*Paul*
Thanks for that Paul...will be keeping you all posted over the next 18 months....

J_on_tour said...

Best wishes in your plans, must be the biggest upheaval that I've read about on your page, hope everything works out.

Trevor Woodford said...

*J_on_tour*
Thanks J...It certainly will be our biggest change for over 15 years...

Chandra said...

Awesome. Enjoy your new lifestyle, Trevor.
Peace :)