Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kirby Cane, Suffolk
My Motorhome: Hymer T625
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More on Seeking Out Solos
Thank you for your comments, posters. It's not as easy for a woman as it is for a man and singles are not that easy to find on a campsite - men are inclined to wild camp/use aires etc which I don't.
But I wasn't thinking about going round town with my display, just a subtle indicator when on a site, amongst like-minded and honourable motorhomers. It's really not easy to FIND a single. In my 3 month trip around Europe in 2010 I only saw/met one woman who was travelling (alone) with her 2 children.
So are there many undesirables motorhoming around? (What are your handles??? lol) Besides only MHF members, or perhaps similar organisation members, would know what the sign meant.
I don't normally "advertise" the fact that I'm on my own unless I feel I'm in a safe place and surrounded by seemingly trustworthy fellow mo'homers.
I wasn't planning to invite them INTO the mhome - just have a casual chat to establish their credentials!
I've met some wonderful people on sites in the last few years, but almost without exception, all couples and always British.
The French don't communicate after "Bonjour Madame" even if I'm speaking French (to myself?) (Perhaps that's why!)
When I have got into casual conversation with Hollanders, (it's usually the men who speak English), they are curious when they see you're on your own. The wives always come to check up on them after 10 minutes to find out why they're taking so long with the washing up.
I enjoy being an observer of humankind so it's always fun and I've never felt uneasy at all, but having spent my working years in Africa security is never far from mind, that's why motorhoming here is so liberating.
"When I was 17 the boys used to call me "Coke-bottle-legs". Fifty years later, they are still like Coke bottles. Sadly, the 2 litre version!"