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Category: Van White Turtle III
The building and adventures of the travel and mobile office van – The White Turtle III. Allowing the studio to travel on location anyplace in western Canada with all the comforts of home and the studio. Follow along as the van is modified, used and modified again.
Once the wiring was done to get a basic van electrical system running from the van battery to the new house battery it was time to hook up the accessories to run the van’s electrical appliances. I was doing this work to power the fridge and the Espar heater now and for some lights and a fan later on.
It is electrical !!!!! After putting it off I finally got around to working on the vans house electrical system. I love electrical but at the same time it scares me. The biggest issue is connecting the house battery to the van, but after reading and laying out diagrams I went for it.
I LOVE Writing on Stone for so many reasons. I have a hard time saying that in the heat of the summer as it is so hot but this time of year it is GREAT!!!
Last weekend I found myself on the way to Writing on Stone with clear skies and almost a full moon. The large moon was not the best for night shots but would be great for seeing at night as I walked around the park after dark. The sunset was okay, it would have been nice for a couple clouds but again it was warm, no snow and great just to be outside after such a long winter!
The first positive signs of spring finally started to appear and I decided that I should make a run to Waterton. I also was hoping to spend the night in the new van so I thought that it would be a good chance to do both things at once. Environment Canada changed the weather forecast just before I left on Friday advising of very strong winds all day on Saturday so the night in the van ended up being postponed. This early in the year strong winds mixed with lots of snow in the bush and muddy trails was more than I wanted to deal with but that did not stop me from at least heading out for the day.
If you do not live where the temperatures drop crazy low and the snow piles up you may not get this but today I got to take the van out without snow and cold!!! Don’t get me wrong the van works great in both but it is SOOO nice to be able to open the doors and windows or to get into the van and not worry about the cold or the snow. This is really the first time since bringing it home that I could do that!!!
So I thought that I would head out to Waterton yesterday (March 31, 2018) to get some pictures. On the way there I made a detour to Police lake area to see what was out and about. WELL there was a lot of snow out and about 🙂 . The main highways were good but the other roads were really covered and as I was getting closer to Police Lake the amount of snow on the roads got a lot deeper. The best thing about it was that there was hardly anybody on the road except for a few farmers feeding cattle.
Many of my friends and clients know about the new company vehicle that I am working on. In case you didn’t I will put some updates and information here on the blog for you to follow along with. (also it is too hard to keep sending out information to people that ask about the progress so I can link it here under the category VAN ).