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ahbut

Age: 65+

Member since November 2012

My wife and I are British in our 70's, retired and live in Spain

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Although British born ( my wife is a Scot me English ) we have not lived in Britain for many years. Following almost a year touring the Middle East and North Africa in a VW camper, we moved to Bermuda, working there for 12 years, we then 'retired' to an island called Lamu off the African east coast of Kenya during which time we restored our 18th c Swahili house. 8 years or so later we relocated to Zanzibar off the coast of Tanzania and built our house on a west coast beach, staying there for a further 10 years. We then decided to return to Europe and after several months touring around in a 28' VW RV including a trip around Europe as far as Venice in Italy we bought our present house here in Spain. But with our blood so 'thin' from living in hot climates for so long, we found the winters here too cold and 8 years ago bought a condo in Ft Myers FL where we lived for the winter months Nov thru April. In 2013 we bought a 34 Ft Four Winds RV, and took a 4 month 12,000 mile round trip from our place in Florida to California, which was truly incredible, and stayed with many Boondocker members. But old age caught up with us and we decide to sell up in Florida and have now settled near the coastal town of Mazarron not far from the cities of Murcia and Cartagena, but who knows we might well return to Florida buy a class A rig and stay for say 3 months say Dec thru Feb if a) we can find a Boondocker host who will let us stay for 3 months and b ) find cheap storage for the 9 months we are not there !

Skills & Expertise to Share

Ex race driver but as money was always tight I had to give that up in 1973 I am a qualified mechanic so I am quite good at things mechanical. My wife was an English French and Spanish teacher which has been a very big asset when 'on the road' !

ahbut's Pets

No

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Anywhere

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ahbut's Rig

We had a class C 2001 31' Fourwinds Chateau , but have now sold it.

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Personal References (3)

lonfu

August 2013

the wit of english.....

Barry and Dot spent a couple of days with us. English wit always entertains me. They shared their rich lives with us, what a treasure. Hope they visit again.


debby54

May 2013

Wonderful folks!

Barry and Dot stayed overnight in front of our house this week. They are lovely, interesting people! We had a wonderful visit with them, if short. I hope to see them again.

Debby


Churn

April 2013

We loved having them stop by our home and RV in the driveway.

We highly recommend this couple. They were very interesting and a lot of fun.