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 all my life. For the past eight years I've been following a simple, nomadic lifestyle full time touring in a camper van and meeting with other like minded travellers.
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