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  1. Timothy Englert

    Best Rides Gotten at the Crack of Dawn

    I've hitchhiked about 50,000 miles in the 80s. USA, Canada, Europe and I usually got the longest friendliest rides at daybreak. I guess all the perverts and criminals are home or passed out and the optimists I surmise are out to start the day. The worst time was in the afternoon when people are...
  2. Timothy Englert

    The Bizarre Houseboats of Britain

    posted a link but did not show up https://squattheplanet.com/boat-punk-sailing/?prefix_id=25
  3. Timothy Englert

    The Bizarre Houseboats of Britain

    inspirational
  4. Timothy Englert

    Saddlebunch Keys near Key West

    Never camp down there from June to October the mosquitoes will eat you alive!...Nov to May is good. I used to camp/squat down there in the 80s..but would like to again..the bike trail covers a lot of the bridges...... Key West can be heaven or Hell depending whether She [Key West], blesses you...
  5. Timothy Englert

    Featured Photos Video Riding La Bestia through Mexico

    Wow....Well written...i read tons of books and you have the gift!
  6. Timothy Englert

    Saddlebunch Keys near Key West

    Has anyone tried squat/camping on Saddlebunch Keys? YOu can ride the bike trail form Key West to there. Old State Rd 4A/ 939A goes on for 5miles from Sugarloaf Key along the ocean side. Seems pretty empty ....just perfect to hang and camp If things go my way I want to take my bike down there to...
  7. Timothy Englert

    Photos Lets see those bikes!

    Raleigh Route 1..10 years old @ 20,000 miles Just about replaced every component 3x. Biking keeps me feeling alive!
  8. Timothy Englert

    Photos Great Air Matress for Bike Camping

    oops posted this by mistake
  9. Timothy Englert

    Are you bikecore?

    Hell yea ..bikes keep you young and strong....I'm 64 and still do 50-80 mile days. Can't wait for warmer weather. Once my dear 20 year old cat passes away, I'll miss her, but then I will take some long trips. First will be the Adirondacks I want to wander and sleep outside again. My favorite...
  10. Timothy Englert

    Traveling the 101

    101 in Oregon is a magical road! I had the best hitch hike of my life on 101.
  11. Timothy Englert

    my forced retirement from being a vagabond

    same thing happened to me when I was 40...I let a bad filling go and ended up paying about $4000 for dental....Now I'm 64 and still having problems...even if you can get medicaid it only covers cleaning, pulling, and fillings....it sucks when you get yer wings clipped
  12. Timothy Englert

    Key West, FL

    here is the Big Coppit Key squat good luck
  13. Timothy Englert

    Key West, FL

    here is a map to the squat
  14. Timothy Englert

    Key West, FL

    It's been a 1000 years since I squatted in the Keys [1979-83] but although it's always changing down there, some things remain surprisingly the same. GET a bicycle first off. You can camp out till May and then the mosquitoes will devour you. Try to find a boat to babysit or squat in for summer...
  15. Timothy Englert

    Why you DONT want to be a Gypsy (from meeting the real gypos.)

    I always liked "vagabond" rather than "gypsy".
  16. Timothy Englert

    Photos Featured My Wwoofing Experience Thus Far

    I stayed at Steven Gaskins The Farm in the 1980s. What a sub cult that was! After a week they said I should leave which i gladly did..I was preaching against white sugar [which like many cults, they used a lot] and it did not go over too well. My hitch hiking pacifist anarchist pure food days...LOL
  17. Timothy Englert

    Fruit Picking (Canada)

    The Okanagan Valley in BC is the place to go in the fall. I picked apples there. They used to have free accommodations at the Howard House [men] http://www.johnhowardbc.ca/regions/bc/services/shelter/howard-house-men-s-shelter/ Bring your own sleeping bag the mattresses are way too funky. They...
  18. Timothy Englert

    Saint Augustine

    I always like the vibe there. Anastasia State Park has a beautiful Beach..Miles of sand dunes...At night the sand gives off phosphorescence sparkles...we would trip there and jump on the sand and it would light up..That beach was my initial baptism to the Mother Atlantic.. I used to live in Jax...
  19. Timothy Englert

    Photos Great Air Matress for Bike Camping

    no problem! just wanted some link to see
  20. Timothy Englert

    Photos Great Air Matress for Bike Camping

    Though I posted this but I guess not. Bought and tested this air mattress. Comfy in any position and inflates with 20 breathes. It costs $60 but is worth every penny. And folds up small enough to fit in your hand. I'm 64 and it works for this aging body.
  21. Timothy Englert

    Don't hesitate if you are young and want to travel

    ..............Time flies fuckin' faster than you think!....... I am almost 64 and I was just 30 the other day. If you want to travel start planning now and leave as soon as possible. You will never be the age you are again. I was encouraged to explore when I was younger and I glad I...
  22. Timothy Englert

    News & Blogs Meet the junk rafts and gutter punks of the Venice Canals

    Beautiful Photography!! A 1000 years ago I used to babysit sailboats in Key West rent free.....
  23. Timothy Englert

    arcata, ca - hitchhiker ride drove off with pack and guitar

    Yes, beware of the Vampires disguised as hippies in Humboldt County! I Lived in Arcata for 3 years. Love the College but Humboldt County always felt portentous to me.
  24. Timothy Englert

    Screw Wearing Pants to Get Them Dirty. Just Buy Them Dirty!

    Black jeans are the ultimate traveling pants. It takes a lot to get them dirty. Also just buy some overalls for train hopping. Keep them in a plastic bag rolled tight in your pack....IMO
  25. Timothy Englert

    Anyone who has hung out in Key West knows about this famous squatter Island. I lived here years ago.

    Anyone who has hung out in Key West knows about this famous squatter Island. I lived here years ago.
  26. Timothy Englert

    Here is the recent report on wisteria Island key west https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eG3V4yyhE

    Here is the recent report on wisteria Island key west https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-eG3V4yyhE
  27. Timothy Englert

    Video I Travel To Inspire

    Nice production..and I agree!!..I hitched around 50,000 miles when I was younger and NEVER regretted it. slept under some beautiful pine trees .. 3x around US and Canada and Britain ..happy for you...hell I'm 63 now and maybe I'll do it again.....
  28. Timothy Englert

    Hitchhiking to Denver

    Great writing...you kept me in the present tense and your descriptions painted the scene.....
  29. Timothy Englert

    Been awhile since I was vagabonding. It's time to get out in the world. I have turned into a...

    Been awhile since I was vagabonding. It's time to get out in the world. I have turned into a hick being in one place.