Ready, steady… errr go!

Big Blue Is finished, or at least finished enough for a test drive, so it’s time to get her on the road and start making the dream become a reality.

Life’s course is never, as much as we may wish it to be, a straight line. There are curves, bends and deviations that move us away from the heading we thought we were taking. And so it is with our home on wheels. 

Our first foray in to living in the truck did not run as smoothly as we’d have hoped. That’s not to say it wasn’t fun, or that there was anything especially wrong, it’s just that it takes time to settle in to a smaller space and, as with al building projects, there were snags we needed to work through. Since our plan is to end up in far-flung places, this is especially important because finding out there’s a problem in the UK or Western Europe is a far nicer proposition that discovering it in the middle of Africa, or on the Mongolian Steppe. 

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By Chris Coe

Chris is a professional photographer, and the founder of Travel Photographer of the Year. He has been working as a professional photographer since 1992, shooting both editorial and advertising photography, and has published over 50 books. He lectures on and teaches photography, mentors and is a competition judge.