Our Sons gave us the name when we first started Motor-homing. They would say:
“There go the Old Age Travellers, off in the Passion Wagon again!”
Well, it wasn’t actually when we started Motor-Homing, it was when we bought our first proper Motorhome as apposed to a Camper Van.
Steve had actually been camping since he was three months old. Then Caravanning with his parents, Finally towing the caravan himself for them, when he passed his driving test.
When we first got together we bought a 12-seat Land Rover Safari, to go away camping in, with a mattress in the back and a couple of old “Primus Stoves” for cooking. We then bought a Fiat 850 camper van which was tiny in comparison to the Land Rover but had a kitchen a sink and four beds albeit that the boys beds were hammocks in the push-up roof. We had a Post Office General Stores at the time and that poor little Fiat also did the deliveries and the Cash-&-Carry run, we had it for a few years until the boys got too big to fit in their tiny beds.
Our final Camper-van was a Toyota Hi-Ace and Steve made a removable kitchen so it could double as a delivery van for our DIY business but finally the boys grew up and were no longer interested in going away with Mum-n-Dad, so we then had a few years when we were just too busy to get away.
We finally started proper Motorhoming when a friend offered us his Swift Herald coach-built Motorhome for the price a dealer was offering. That did us very well for a few years, until we were at a Motorhome show and jumped into the nearest van to avoid getting soaked when the heavens opened. We both sat there and said “This is perfect for us”.
So we part exchanged the Herald for the low profile Maxzone Silver Jubilee which was
specially built to our requirements, we had it for ten years until we retired to France and it was not possible to register it there, so we had to sell it, but it had done us well and taken us all round Morocco three times.
Our next Motorhome was a French built “le Voyageur” A-Class. A fantastic Motorhome on a Mercedes chassis which we really miss but it had a very limited pay-load and couldn’t cope with the amount we needed to carry for being away for much longer periods.
Our latest is a Hymer B614SL Star Edition A-Class which we bought in June 2017 and have called it “Jemima the Hymer”,
it has a gross weight of 4,500 kg, is fully insulated and we hope will take us to Scandinavia and the North Cape in Norway at the top of the world, which is actually the furthest north you can drive. We have driven down to the Tropic of Cancer in Western Sahara, Morocco so it is only right that we drive to the Arctic Circle and above.
We love our long trips in our Motorhome and although we haven’t kept a complete record we have probably travelled over 250,000 km and hopefully will continue for many years to come.
Just fill in your email address then click on the “Follow our Blog” button on the top right to subscribe to our blog and get an email every time we update so you can follow along with us on our adventures. If we get boring then tell us in the comments section. If you like it then share your enjoyment with us. If you are reading this on your tablet or phone in portrait mode then the button will be at the end of the page so just scroll down a little.
The Blog section is just our posts as we add them. But if you want to follow a particular tour, click the “Our Tours” tab at the top and a drop-down list of all our tours will appear click on the one that interests you and you can follow it in Chronological order post by post. When you finish a post then press the back arrow on your browser and you can pick the next blog in the series.
We hope you enjoy our adventures. Just subscribe to get an email each time we add a new post. Then sit in the back of the Motorhome and enjoy it with us. We would love to have you along……..
Please note: We are using the free WordPress .com blogging site to host our blog and they may put the odd advert on the site. I hope it doesn’t spoil your enjoyment. If you see anything inappropriate please let us know, as being the owner we do not see these adverts and have no control over them.
You can access this site from a link or by typing either; OldAgeTravellers.co.uk or OldAgeTravellers.uk or TheOldAgeTravellers.wordpress.com or even our old blog site TheOldAgeTravellers.blogspot.com all will re-direct to our blog. We really do hope you enjoy it.
Steve & Judy with Jemima the Hymer
The flags below represent the countries we have visited, clicking on a flag shows all the blogs in that country.