Wantok

Age: 65+

Member since March 2017

Single sunny female! full-time RV since 2016. Ex sailor, equestrian. Try anything once:))

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Originally from London, England, spent some years in Europe before emigrating to Montreal, Canada in 1967. Spent a couple of years in Prince Edward Island and moved to my present base in Ottawa, Ontario.I own a condo in Ottawa, which is currently rented, while I browse North America 24/7.

Spent 2016-17 winter in my Roadtrek, in Arizona (Desert Trails, outside Tucson), and joined the Solos group of the Escapees RV Club at the Escapade in Tucson. Forced to spend several months of 2017-18 winter in Ottawa - Brrrh! - due to small fire. 2018 joined Roadtrekkers and spent the winter in and around Arizona, largely with Solos. Quartzsite, Yuma, Tucson ....
Recently (October 2019) traded my much-loved Roadtrek for more space: a 2007, 20ft Wilderness trailer and the requisite pickup truck. I only hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew :)? Heading southwest early November.

My big loves are warm weather/sun, sailing, horse riding, easy walking and the great outdoors. Mostly positive, I am always game to try something new. I enjoy both sharing with other people and spending time alone.

Skills & Expertise to Share

My mother tongue is english, and I speak french, german, spanish and one or two words of russian. This was a great asset in my business life, where, alongside my admin skills, I have considerable experience in PR and problem-solving.

In addition to volunteering, I have worked, both part- and full-time, in a variety of administrative environments, doing all kinds of things over the years. I have worked alongside lawyers, directors, clerical staff, business owners,...I have spent time working/volunteering at race tracks (motor racing), as well as at musical, equestrian, sailing and other events.

I thoroughly enjoy my retirement and am constantly finding activities that fill my days to overflowing. RVing is fulfilling my desire to travel.and a small motorhome filled the bill for 3 years. We will see how I manage my relative luxury with a small trailer and a truck that sounds to me like
a motorbike.

Wantok's Pets

Love animals, especially dogs and horses, but no longer have any pets.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

Some experience now with boondocking, and marvelous experiences with Boondockers Welcome, which bring me into contact with RVers of all kinds. I know I am learning a great deal from my Hosts, and hope that I am also able to make a useful contribution.

Wantok's Hometown

Born London, England, now make my base in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I have found it difficult to be forced to spend half the year outside the U.S. as that is where I have mostly found my RV friends. Hopefully, I will be able to spend summer doing good stuff in Canada, as I meet more RVers in that part of the world.

Memberships

RVillage Member
Escapees Member
FMCA Member

Wantok's Guest Details

Wantok's Rig

Rig Type: Travel Trailer

20 feet long

I have just traded my 2001 Roadtrek for a 2007 20' Wilderness by Fleetwood travel trailer. This is now my fulltime home, and I am truly enjoying the space and all the mod cons. What luxury! Before I load it with 1500 lbs of stuff, it weighs 6400lbs, so it needed something substantial to drag it around :) I settled on a 2014 RAM 1500 Sport with quad cab and lots of miles. Right now the box travels empty as I look for pennies and an expensive accessory, so I can use that space.. Very smart black and white rig. I found the trailer mostly by accident in Stratford, Ontario, and then trekked to Ottawa for the truck, where I also picked up the seats and cushions to restore the Roadtrek to its pristine condition before I ran it 24/7 for three years. L I left Stratford on: Remember, remember the 5th of November, gunpowder treason and plot.....Fireworks' night across the Pond. Had my Nexus interview and rolled all the way to Hohenwald TN, where the temperatures have been barely higher than in Ottawa - just a bit less snow. Onwards and upwards to the desert for a few months. More later.

Wantok's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle

Wantok's References (18)

References from Hosts (18)

Colin+Helen

October 2019

Great Guest

Thanks for the very pleasant visit. A great guest respectful and quiet.
Thanks for all the RV tips and good luck on your future travels.


Pierre

August 2019

Very quiet and takes little space

Wantok was quiet and takes little space


Pierre

August 2019

Very quiet

Wantok is very quiet and takes little space


Pierre

August 2019

Short stay on a blistering weekend

Wantok is a very quiet guest, it’s like she isn’t there.


Lynda on the river

July 2019

Open invitation for Wantok

Lovely lady and experienced RV’er. Unobtrusive but friendly. The day of arrival we sat and chatted over a glass of wine and some munchies. Great stories and experiences worth hearing. You are welcome back at any time.


Pierre

July 2019

She’s very quiet

Wantok is soooo quiet and doesn’t take a lot of space. It’s like she’s not there, have a great summer.


Pierre

July 2019

Long weekend away

While we were away travelling, it was reassuring to have Wantok keep an eye on the place


Iamokay

July 2019

Always Welcome!

Wantok stayed with us for a second time this summer on her way thru. Always a pleasure to host and visit with.


Pierre

July 2019

Wantok stay

Wantok was a great guest and we would have her again anytime.


Philucy

June 2019

Great first experience

This was my first experience as a host and I enjoyed meeting Wantok - first for coffee, then secondly, when she came to stay. Patricia is quiet and has a sparkle in her eyes, and is the perfect guest. You can welcome Patricia without hesitation.


waynew.donnan

April 2019

Excellent Guest

Happy to host you anytime. Great communication and super quiet. Happy travels!


Cowsters

April 2019

Wantok: Quieter Than a Mouse

This lovely guest asked to stay two nights at Cowster Side Lot - Aylmer.
We were pleased to be able to provide a safe haven for the visit and perform a book exchange for our reading pleasure.
Be safe; have fun; don't hurt anyone!


gitty210

April 2019

Pleasure to Host this Solo Traveller

A wonderful guest who we were able to accommodate a little earlier than our "preferred" season and for an additional night. She is very quiet and self sufficient so we were glad when we had a chance to chat with her in the afternoons. If we have the opportunity to host her again we would not hesitate. Happy continued travels!


TheBeaches

April 2019

Good company

Wanton was a perfect guest! Enjoyed meeting her and getting to know her. Follow the warmth! Til we meet again. Safe travels


Terryt

March 2019

Another winner

All of our guest have been great people and wantok was no exception, she was very interesting and we had a good visit . She spent two nights with us could have stayed as long as she wanted. Looking forward to seeing her next year if she comes this way.


Iamokay

September 2018

Great Guest

Wantok ended up visiting for 2 nights due to another hosts cancellation. Had a great visit over tea one evening. She was a perfect guest, respectful of our property and a joy to visit with. We would welcome her back anytime when in the area.


mamut

August 2018

Belle expérience!

Très bonne première expérience! Nous avons aimé vous connaître!
Bon voyage!


Matilda

July 2018

Matilda

Guest was tired from long day. I did not visit with her very much.