Living the vanlife is a great way to live, to be free and to be able to experience life in a completely different way from the norm, but while most days I can relax, enjoy nature, sit in the sun, visit somewhere new or just take a walk maybe, there are also days when you have to tackle the jobs that one would have to do in any situation. A day like today. I’d slept really well and woke feeling refreshed, but whether you live in a house or on the road we all have chores to do. So this morning after breakfast I tided up TC, my camper van, I dusted and swept the floor then put everything back in it’s place after having been parked up for a few days. With everything inside TC clean and tided, I drove into the nearby town to find a laundrette, which proved to be really easy. I stripped the bed and together with my normal dirty clothes loaded them into a large washing machine. There were some chairs where you could sit and wait for your washing, so I took a seat. I noticed a couple of mains plugs so went back to TC for my rechargable toothbrush which I needed to recharge, and plugged into one of the mains sockets. It seems to blow the chargers if I try and recharge it through an inverter so this was a good opportunity for me. When the washing machine had finished I transferred the washing to the tumble dryer, I cannot hang washing out where I’m parked so I needed the dryer. With my laundry done I drove to the Lidl supermarket to top up my food supplies then returned to the beachfront and parked up again. I choose a slightly different position, the rain last night had left where I had been parked up, very muddy. I folded my clothes, remade my bed then made some late lunch.
This afternoon I took a lovely walk along the beach, walking for about an hour. Once more back at TC I relaxed for awhile before thinking about dinner. I cooked two lean burgers which I placed on top of a lovely green salad with tomatoes. A couple of glasses of red wine made a perfect end to the day. Yes I had chores to do but it’s all part of everyday life but I can still look out from my windows to a view that most people would envy, but for me it’s just another day living the vanlife.
It seems I've been travelling for most of my life.
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