Good Morning Guys. Apologises for not posting yesterday. Joshua and I went for a beautiful hike in our new spot and we got lost up in the mountains. When we came back and we had run out of solar panel charge, which meant were were unable to charge our laptops. As promised, here are some photos of our time at Dune du Pilat. The Dune is the largest in Europe and spans across 500 Meters wide, 110 Meters above sea Level and runs adjacent along the shoreline. We arrived here late in the afternoon after our drive from Bordeaux, which was around a 1hour drive. We stopped near some beautiful properties and a fishing village nearby but decided to head straight to the Dune, as the Sunset was closing in. In typical Josh and Kerina style, we didn’t take the tourist route which was a staircase built especially for people to walk up. We actually hiked up the steep sand dune from the east side and made our way up the steep hill. It was quite difficult as our feet were being sucked into the sand, whilst trying to keep moving at a steady pace up the incline. We were laughing the whole way up as we could see everyone using the staircase which looked a lot easier. We loved the fact we had the east side of the dune to ourselves. I’m so glad we achieved the climb in time for sunset as “La vue est manifique” (which means the view is beautiful ).
If your looking to head to this Dune I would recommend come here during the week to avoid the mass of tourists and be able to enjoy the surrondings with fewer people. Click Here for more information of the Dune and surronding town.
We found a spot away from the tourists and enjoyed the sunset show. As always it was magical ☺️✨
Good Afternoon Guys. How are you all? We arrived at Grande Dune du Pilat yesterday. (I have some beautiful pictures of the views and sunset to share with you. Will upload tomorrow.)I've decided to share some outfit shots of what I wore in the city of Bordeaux. There is this misconception that if you are living in the van, you have to be in mostly comfortable and sloppy clothes to be able to survive this lifestyle. This certainly isn't the case. I made sure to pack a mixture of outfits, which I could wear for all different occasions, whether that be going for hikes or relaxing at the beach. Who wants to be walking around the city whilst wearing trainers and sweats?
For example, I have a small selection of shoes, one pair or hiking boots, workout trainers, one pair of Birkenstocks and some causal Supergras, which I can pair with most outfits. At first, this was very daunting to have to downsize my wardrobe and purely putting my focus on my needs rather than my wants. I am 100% more happier having sacrificed a wardrobe full of clothes/materialist items and just focussing on the bare essentials which has given me the freedom to travel the world.
I teamed a pair of simple blue nautical shorts made from linen and a white cotton button-up shirt. Super comfortable! I added a this with a pair of slip on Mules and a headscarf to brighten up the look and keep my hair out of my face, during this hot weather. In the evening I would pair this with a simple jumper when the temperatures drop.
Top - Berksha | Shorts - Zara |Natural Sandals - Zara | Headband - Market Stall
Talk Later. K xx
We are heading further inland as Josh and I have ordered a new addition to the camper. We also have some paperwork we need to organize, regarding our insurance.
Will update you all soon
Love, K xx
Good Afternoon Guys. Here are some more pictures from our second day in Motalivet. Joshua went surfing with some French guys we met. They were so kind and let Joshua borrow a board and wetsuit so he could join them. I really wanted to join in, but I recently saw two professional Orthopaedics regarding my right ankle and have been told to wait 1 more week until I return to full exercise/water activities. I tore the ligaments in my ankle/foot skateboarding nearly 2 years ago now and I still have issues with pain now and gain. I am keeping positive as I am normally such an active person and I am itching to get back into it!
We picked up our new accessories for the van (Will update soon) and we are now heading to Dune Du Pilat and Bassin d Arcachon as we speak. Will update tomorrow
Talk Soon. Love K x
We are heading further south tomorrow, so will update you all with new pictures
Love K, xx
Growing up in a busy town with houses stacked upon each other, supermarkets on every corner and parks which felt more like industrial structures, for children to play on. It really makes you appreciate these simple experiences within nature, that you would never come across in your normal day to day life.
Catch up with you all tomorrow
Love K xx