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Newbie on the Sunshine Coast

Age: 65+

Member since June 2013

Newly semi-retired and wanting to wander

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After spending my working life in advertising and communication, being semi-retired is brand new to me. We live on the Sunshine Coast of BC, a 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver. My husband owns and operates a very busy charter boat in Vancouver during the summer, used for parties and corporate events. I wasn't about to sit and wait all summer for him to be able to get home so I decided to buy an RV and take my grandkids and girlfriends out gallivanting. I am completely loving it and while my husband is going to miss some wonderful places along the way, I do intend to send him postcards at all my major stops.

Our best and biggest boating trip was 4 1/2 months in Alaska and the Northwest Territories. We trailered the boat to just above Fairbanks, and sailed down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea and Bristol Bay, then trailered the boat again and sailed the Mackenzie River to the Arctic Ocean.

My husband Brian, has spent the last several years converting a fire truck to a.... well, I am not quite sure what to call it. It carries a boat and a vehicle inside and includes a small living space. While it no longer looks like a fire truck, out of respect for it's heritage, the lower half is a bright red and we have kept the original grill.

This coming year, 2015 will be our shake-down trip on this vehicle and we intend on driving to Arizona, and hopefully stopping along the way with hosts.

We have five children between us and seven grandchildren that we try and see often and live in a beautiful piece of the world. You should come and see it!

Skills & Expertise to Share

Serious boaters - power and sail. Love to cook and entertain. I am good with computers - Brian is great with boats but pretty much only works on his own. He has enough to keep him busy...

Favorite Boondocking Locations

We are brand new to this so any advice you could give us would be welcome

Newbie on the Sunshine Coast's Hometown

The Sunshine Coast is accessible by a 40 minute ferry from West Vancouver, BC. Lots of beaches, hiking and world class biking trails. The Coast is an art based community with many painters, potters, photographers, glass makers etc. Our home is off the main highway (the only highway on the coast) and the roads are paved.

Newbie on the Sunshine Coast's Guest Details

Newbie on the Sunshine Coast's Rig

28' RV 1988 no slide outs, nothing funky about it, but the people in it. 41' motorhome/car/boat hauler, created from a 1971 King Seagrave built on a Ford 900 chassis.