This is David, standing on top of our car when visiting the previous owner and setting up the tent for the first time.
David likes to undertake crazy adventures and is very optimistic. One day he decided he wanted to cross the ocean on a sailing boat. Although he did not have a boat or know how to sail, he took off to Portugal and managed to convince people to take him on. He does not really believe in impossibilities and is often caught saying We’ll cross the bridge when we’re there.
Except for his wanderlust, David is also into football, has 6 brothers, and, unfortunately, likes The Walking Dead.
If you would like to know more about David’s own travels, which extend far beyond his sailing experience, please visit davidhielkema.nl
This is Josephine. Her spare time is divided between the hundred and one things she likes to do and people she likes to see. In her ideal world, she would be able to split herself in different parts so to be able to be in multiple places at once. FOMO is thus her favorite fear, or bad habit, depending on your point of view.
Josephine likes to be rational and can be quite convincing although she might not even know exactly what she is talking about.
David does not particularly like to walk through a shopping street with Josephine, as she will stop at almost every window. She loves anything aesthetic and that was also why she was smitten with Dox when she saw him for the first time.
This is Dox. Isn’t he handsome?
Dox likes to display his powers and charm bystanders.
Dox is a gorgeous Land Rover Defender 110 from 1998, one of the last fully mechanic Defenders.
His name inspired by multiple things. First of all, it is a combination Ajax and Ado, respectively David’s and Josephine’s favorite Dutch football team.
In addition to this rather silly reason, Dox is also part of the name of the documentary related university course Poldox which David and Josephine both attended with great pleasure, the result of which you can find on poldox.nl/tring and polodx.nl/knuffelgezocht. More importantly however, they enabled their ambition to make a documentary of the trip.
Last, but not least, the initial plan was to take a dog with them on the trip, but due to legislation, this unfortunately proved to be impossible. The car is thus now their only pet.