Entries by Richard

Weighing In

Overweight. Not healthy to be overweight. Harvard reports that roughly two out of three U.S. adults are overweight or obese (69 percent) and one out of three are obese (36 percent). Statistics Canada provides this infograph on obesity in Canadian adults. I can’t find any data on coaches that are overweight. I have encountered rigs […]

We Are Not Happy!

A moving truck. Three sites down from us. Another Newmar coach, like ours, but a bit newer. They had it built from the factory through a Canadian dealer in 2018. They have experienced numerous issues with their coach. The dealer seemingly unable to get the issues resolved. “You’re moving?” I asked. I quite enjoy stating […]

No Hut

Two years without a hut. We still get puzzled looks from some people when we let them know that we are currently home free. Home ownership is so deeply embedded in the Canadian culture that it almost goes without saying that, in Canada, a house is a wonderful investment. We always looked at housing as […]

Sailing Away

Retirement living. Sailing or RVing? The latest estimates suggest that over 1 million people in North America are travelling full-time in RVs, most of whom are likely retired. I could not find a similar estimate for retirees that decide to travel the world on a sailboat. I suspect that it might be a similar number. […]

Duct Tape Camper

Time to replace that old Prevost coach? Fears of a pending recession making you think twice about spending a few million on a new bus? Then fear not. You can still enjoy the camping lifestyle on a tight budget. With only seven, yes, that is correct, seven rolls of duct tape. Allow me to introduce […]