On a visit to Peggy’s Cove, I spotted a Land Rover with British plates. In all my years in Canada it was the first time I had seen a vehicle with a British registration. What got me very interested were all the place name stickers on the rear of the vehicle. They were from practically every country on the African continent, Egypt in the north all the way down to South Africa. In addition to those, there were other location stickers from Chile in South America all the way up to the Canadian Arctic.
Seeing these got me a little excited and in need of a chat with whoever was driving this vehicle. So with a nice view of the sea, I hung around the car park for the longest time, but with much disappointment nobody came by to collect the Land Rover.
The day after while driving around Lunenburg, I spotted the Land Rover again and followed it until it finally stopped. In pouring rain I ran over and had a great chat with Bill and Rosemary from Kent in England. They were a retired couple probably in their mid-60’s who had sold their house and decided to take up a life of travel with “Moby the Land Rover”. In previous years they had done all of Europe, most African countries and during the last three years had been doing the American continent. When I met them, they were down to the last part of the America’s trip heading off to Newfoundland to put Moby on a boat for England.
I had a lovely and really enjoyable chat with Bill and Rosemary and also got to see a little more of Moby. I asked them what their future plans were and with a sparkle in his eye and a smile on his face Bill replied ~ “India” …By the time I left them I was thoroughly soaked, but was certainly delighted to have been given a brief insight into some of their travelling experiences together with their enormous thrust for adventure. I was truly impressed with Bill, Rosemary and Moby.
A link to their web-site ~ https://latinamericaroadtrip.wordpress.com/about-us/