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Driving a Tacoma around the world

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Round the world, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Jul 24, 2022 at 5:23 PM
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    A very good lifestyle, but extremely dangerous. Almost bought the farm 4 times in 16 years, and I mean minutes from life ending disaster.
     
  2. Jul 24, 2022 at 5:33 PM
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    Round the world

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    I believe it. My son worked on a salmon boat in Alaska a couple of years ago and was happy to have him back whole. I used to rock and mountain climb pretty’s seriously when I was younger. It to had several times when injury and worse was close at hand despite being cautious. Like commercial fishing, potential danger is just apart of it
     
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  3. Jul 25, 2022 at 6:08 AM
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    Incredible - what an experience!
     
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  4. Jul 25, 2022 at 6:11 AM
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    I was struck by the lack of trees, so I looked it up. Seems there used to be trees, but they used them up.
     
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  5. Jul 25, 2022 at 4:30 PM
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    Very observant! Yes, there are very few trees here. People although are now replanting in a few areas. I’d guess that maybe 1/4 of the island was suitable for growing trees (I been a forester all my adult life), but grow very slowly here due to very cool summers. It makes for wide open visas
     
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  6. Aug 5, 2022 at 12:57 PM
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    While waiting for the truck to arrive from Iceland we spent five days in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium.
    Here’s the Grand Place in Brussels. Very impressive
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    We headed to Rotterdam, Netherlands to pick up the truck via train. Wow! Standing room only, we really appreciate the truck
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    The truck at the Rotterdam port. This is the second time we’ve done a roll on, real life ferry with absolutely no problems!
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    On to spending 11 days in northern France
     
  7. Aug 5, 2022 at 1:26 PM
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    Great area NL, Belgium. Breda is a great city to explore as well and has a great history, if you find yourself around there.
     
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    Just added toolbox and roof-rack to haul my fishing boat 100's of miles into the backwoods every week. Goodrich K02s, Bilstein 5100 front and back, no lift.
    Wow, that architecture is amazing in Europe!

    Too many people for my consitution though. I mean any city, anywhere….

    I am seriously bummed out if I go offroad for a few days and see even one other person. I am in training for my hermit degree. No, change that, I am an honorary instructor.

    I will never be a traveller unless it involves bugs, bears and fish.

    However, I sure do enjoy looking at your travels. Saves me a ton of money, which I don’t have anyway. :)
     
  9. Aug 6, 2022 at 12:53 AM
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    Well darn! We transferred trains there but never left the station!
     
  10. Aug 6, 2022 at 12:56 AM
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    I empathize with you. Traveling right now through northern France it is very crowded and hard to find wild campsites that aren’t just a parking lot with a bunch of other RV campers crowded around us. Europeans seem to have a lot smaller sense of space and will think nothing of squeezing in their camper 3’ away.

    I am looking forward to spending three months in Alaska just fishing, camping and hiking. We love truly wild places
     
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    Beautiful and truly amazing area! (although I was floored by just how many plastic frenchfry forks littered the ground. The cobbelstones were almost paved by them!)
    The two HUGE museums there in Brussels were worth every second spent in them! (Actually only saw the one military building. Have to go back to see the automotive building. Soon hopefully!)
    Keep sharing!! Loving seeing it all.


    This photo is NOT in competition with any of your beautiful scenery shots!! I'm just adding it because it's Toyota, in Brussels, at the museums I mentioned.

     
  12. Aug 6, 2022 at 12:17 PM
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    Never could understand why anyone would eat French fries any other way other than with your fingers.

    No worries about your pics, keep ‘em coming
     

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  13. Aug 6, 2022 at 12:28 PM
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    We’ve been quite impressed with seemingly minor French tourist stops other than Paris

    Cathedral in Rouen
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    It’s absolutely huge!

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    The detail is incredible!

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    Even the inside, wow

    The town hall still has bullet scars from the days after D-day
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  14. Aug 6, 2022 at 12:31 PM
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    When they're smothered in fritessaus you appreciate the fork. Damn....can't wait to get back to Belgium.

    Enjoy northern France. I spent a couple of years living in France racing bikes. Mainly in northern France but lots of racing in Belgium as well. Lovely part of the world.

    No one usually says this of norther France but...enjoy the heat!
     
  15. Aug 6, 2022 at 12:34 PM
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    It is surprisingly great! Coming from a month of 50 to 60 degree highs in Iceland, we’re loving the heat. I can even wear shorts!
     
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