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February 10, 2020

so it turns out that you guys got very passionate over win the wilderness Alaska episode 2 – I’ve had phone calls I’ve had emails your guys comments have been absolutely amazing I know you guys are backing us 100% and are there every step of the way and the next episode is coming out tonight at 9:00 p.m. BBC – it should be interesting [Music] good evening guys we are starting a vlog at a slightly different time today because we just drove 180 miles all the way to Portugal and we found the sun this is the first time I’ve seen it on this trip and it’s so lovely to be in the warmth of the Golden Sun again we’re parked up at one of our favourite spots we love it here and it’s right on the coast a newer style and I will speak for you can I feel I will feel for you now [Music] this is my favourite thing sitting on the side of the van enjoying whatever the view is outside the side door because it changes every day and I’ve got my favourite gin, oh man smells so good got this for a steel in Morrison’s in Gibraltar so that was an excellent trip I must say and now I’m gonna have a lovely G&T and enjoy the sunset out of my leopard print bamboo mug cheers! your heart is full of this trouble and when the night whispers your fears out loud but you is you know when the sunlights missing your face [Music] just cooking up a feast for an early lunch having an oven never gets old roast potatoes is just our absolute favourite we have potatoes in every single meal like good Irish descendants that we are and we’ve got some nice grilled tomatoes on the go and grilled asparagus I’m obsessed with a bit of garlic bit of salt bit of coconut oil and you’re perfect and I don’t know why I’ve still got this on but I don’t need it but i can’t wait to eat I’ve got to taste test you spuds before you declare them ready because there’s nothing worse than biting into a potato and it’s hard still this one looks promising Bee’s just cooked an incredible lunch Thank You Bee and we have a sea view to enjoy it with look at that oh thank you very much bae you’re not sure how long these winds will close starting the day off right van style so that means trimming the beard and the mustache using the wing mirror we don’t actually have a mirror in the van so this is perfect [Music] it’s been really lovely spending a couple of days at this spot it’s been really chilled out really quiet the views absolutely gorgeous and it never gets old here we do love it but the weather’s changing the wind’s rolling in we’ve got itchy feet so we’re gonna head somewhere else we’re not too sure yet we’re just gonna see where the wind takes us [Music] [music] [music] [Music] [Music] last night we pulled up to a spot this turned out to be really beautiful because we got here in the dark so we couldn’t actually see the surroundings at all and something really bizarre happened so this cat just arrived why is it this really cute cat just arrived and now it’s just chillin on bees back but it was really interested in ginjey and Ginjey’s trying to scare it away but it’s so cute to be friends with I could not believe its just appeared ginjey always seems to attract different cats I don’t know if you guys can hear that but ginjey is not a happy girl it’s really friendly ginjey is not sure that little black cat it just came outta nowhere and ginjey was growling at it she’s not used to being around too many other cats I cannot believe that a random cat has just turned up and it was looking for ginjey seemed to know that we had a cat with us because it was waiting outside the van and bees actually gone out to feed it because the reason it must be so affectionate and so confident is it’s desperate for food so it looks like it needs a meal it’s quite skinny and that’s the best we can do for tonight if it’s still here in the morning we’re gonna have to figure out our next move so I went to bed last night worrying about this cat where did it come from was it hungry? had it had been abandoned? what was going on? so I fed it last night and it was hungry but it wasn’t bony it was actually a really good size so I thought you know what it’s super friendly I bet this cat belongs to someone if it’s here this morning I’m gonna have to figure out what to do because I can’t just leave it and then I leave outside I go outside this morning and the cat is gone it’s obviously just here for a free meal it’s spotted our motorhome knew it must have smelled ginjey and thought they’ve got cat with them they’re gonna have cat food I’m living the dream so it’s somewhere gone who knows there are farms around here so I anticipate that it must have come from one of them [Music] [music] [Music] we have been saying we are gonna wash the van for so long now and we finally just found a car wash so we’re gonna get it done but it’s in such a state I imagine it’s gonna take a while look what a mess the van is we’ve been off-roading so much on this trip there’s just dirt and grime and mud and clay everywhere and it’s all up in the arches and you want to get that out otherwise your van will rot away [Music] [Music] and she’s done there’s actually still water misting past for some reason but that took an awfully long time because washing a big van takes forever I actually had to go into the shop and get some more change because we ran out of coins it took that long but are you ready to see the final process? [music] a lot longer than we thought it was going to because of this horrible clay mud that gets stuck everywhere it’s really difficult to get off we’ve done our best but what we’re gonna do is once we get back to the land which is where we’re heading now we are gonna wait for it all to dry out underneath the vehicle and then I’m gonna go right under with a stiff brush and brush it all, never know what we might find under there so we are now back on the land and it’s so nice to be back it’s beautiful sunshine here the birds are chirping the flowers have come out and it’s just really gorgeous spring is our favourite time of the year and it seems like it may have come a little bit early which is nice so when we were gone we were really worried because we’ve been seeing reports of friends and other people in the local area having roofs blown off and all sorts of things happening so when we got back we were kind of looking out see if there was any damage and there was one thing that had been affected by the wind and that one thing is behind me it’s a beautiful old apple tree and it’s obviously died and all of its roots are dead and all it needed was a big storm to come along and blow it over so I’ve got the chainsaw out the barn I’m wearing a jumper even though it’s 21 degrees because when I use a chainsaw I like to stay covered up but come around here and you can see the roots and where it’s literally just ripped it out the ground it’s actually quite a big tree so we should get quite a lot of nice firewood out it but yeah you can see here it’s literally just been ripped out of the ground I’m gonna leave Theo – chopping the tree down on his own he doesn’t need me he’s got the chainsaw that can do a much better job than I can I’m actually gonna go and write some more blog posts because you guys have been loving the blogs that I’ve been writing about win the wilderness Alaska thank you so much to all the comments it’s really lovely to hear your thoughts and also I’m curious what have you been thinking about the last episode I highly doubt that you guys will actually watch me write a blog in real time so I’m gonna end the vlog here thank you so much for joining us and we will see you on the next video


  • Reply Grahams Off Grid Gold February 6, 2020 at 5:24 am

    Gibraltar – no vat. That's why it's cheap.

  • Reply Billy Roberts February 7, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    Love the drone shots Theo, some of the best ever

  • Reply Tuur February 8, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Didnt you know? The Park4Night app is run by cats. They lour us in with beautiful locations, for later to turn up and demand food. 😁😁😁

  • Reply The Indie Projects February 9, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Who else can't live without an oven in their van? Check out our blog post about the different alternatives if you don't have an oven:

  • Reply My World My Way Helen February 9, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    So what happened to you in the last tv show

  • Reply ALY DAVIDSON February 9, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Great content guys, what do you guys do about MOTs if you wish to travel back to the UK?

  • Reply tatersquaw February 9, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I don't get BBC2, but if you put "Win the Wilderness Alaska" in youtube search, it comes up. I see a binge session coming on this
    cold day.

  • Reply Annika Wheble February 9, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    So lovely. Can't wait to borrow my mum in law's camper van,n go down to Cornwall. Love the fact that your cat stays so close to your van and never runs off.

  • Reply Jay Topham February 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Awww with you there on the G&T. We run a small pub and that Gin is a huge favourite. I have been telling all my customer about your vlogs. I feel so enthusiastic for you both and what you've achieved and look forward to the videos.

  • Reply John Small February 9, 2020 at 12:32 pm

    WOW actually saw Theo not wearing a hat. Apple wood burning smells delightful.

  • Reply Ray , February 9, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    UK loving ya vids πŸ™‚
    Keep up the great work.. πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Angela Coleman February 9, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I'm not a gin person but I like your style Bea, nowt like a refreshing alcohol beverage whilst enjoying some nice sunshine πŸ™‚ I'm guessing Ginjey doesn't like other cats much? πŸ˜‚

  • Reply Alyssa D February 9, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Love the new intro!

  • Reply Yetidude kiteboy February 9, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    Theo really?! No ppe and chainsaw.. Accident waiting to happen!

  • Reply Chloe Stevens February 9, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Theo without a hat! That spot looks amazing

  • Reply Claire Daniell February 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    Party time at gingey place spread the purs

  • Reply Kylie Willison February 9, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    3:38 Ginjey blends in well with the sand.

  • Reply thizizliz February 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    Welcome home for a bit! Gingey is protecting her home & staff! Shes a watch cat. πŸ˜‚πŸˆ The little black one surely was sweet though.

  • Reply SunshineAndMrOrange February 9, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    That big unhappy Miauuu from G-Cat was absolutely lovely 😊 reminded me of our Balu. Great video awesome landscapes!

  • Reply Tim Rockpack February 9, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    Does anybody know which free and trustable VPN service works with BBC iPlayer? I tried Windscribe but it didn't work out…

  • Reply bradshawvincent February 9, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Where is this place in Portugal??? Or are you keeping it secret??!!!

  • Reply Mary Ellen Cook February 9, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    I wish BBC AMERICA carried your TV series!

  • Reply Emilio Sanchez February 9, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    Absolutely love the cat hoodie! Are you doing some cat/Gingey apparel soon? Would absolutely love that, just like watching your videos!!

  • Reply Chris Magnus February 9, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Don't think you guys feature enough on the Alaska prog but still reckon you guys have got it nailed. You already are self sufficient, have a business, love the outdoors, work well together and have Gingy to fight off bears and wolves. Sorted.

  • Reply clare pickering February 9, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    I’m loving watching you guys on your travels, it’s really awakening the wanderer in me 😊
    I go off in my campervan with my two dogs quite a bit but I want to do more now, I live in the Midlands. I’m often in Wales in various free places, usually by the sea and every summer I head north and holiday with my chap in Scotland and the Hebridean Isles.
    You two are fab, I love your lifestyle and achievements so far and dream of doing similar πŸ€—
    I’m also addicted to watching the weekly Win the Wilderness, will be settling in to watch tonight’s episode after last weeks show, you guys were robbed! X

  • Reply T4 Tips & Guides February 9, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I thought for a second Bea was just going to take a swig of gin straight from the bottle haha.

    I was shouting at the TV last week during the Win the Wilderness show, not sure what the director is trying to do in regards to you two but I guess we will find out. I am just glad I have been a follower of yourselves for so many years that I can see beyond whatever it is they are trying achieve.

    I have tried to imagine what it must be like for those who have zero knowledge of you two before seeing you on that show. The show must be very different to watch from their perspective. Am I biased? of course I am haha, I would love for you guys to win, rooting for you all the way. Can't wait to see how they edit tonight's episode.

  • Reply Gail Williams February 9, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Black cats do come out of nowhere…when it’s dark πŸ˜‚

  • Reply THE POKE SHACK February 9, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Love you guys! Always high quality videos, and such sweet personalities. That yellow plastic album thing on your wall bugs me though! Lol! It blends in too much with the light colored cedar. Maybe something dark…like an Indie Projects logo!😊. Anyway, cheers and look forward to seeing you on β€œWinning Alaska”, if I can figure out how!

  • Reply Susan Larson February 9, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Beautiful drone shots!!!

  • Reply Wayne M February 9, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    Hi both… what a wonderful episode this was…so enjoyable, will be catching up the Alaska also.. can't wait
    Food looked scrummy.. love Gin too haha.. I've got couple of gas rings and a microwave & a new George foreman electric grill in the motorhome…
    Having just got back from Australia to see my son and his wife, I'll definitely be investing in a weber BBQ, they're awesome.. good luck, travel safe & "keep the faith" …(that's an urban Mod British subculture expression)
    You 3are a lovely family.

  • Reply lionhiker February 9, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Was that a pickup truck in the beginning? Odd to see them in European locales. Or are they popular in some areas now?

  • Reply Sam Chapman February 9, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    You guys are such intrepid explorers, I’m not sure being in one place will necessarily be your thing but then again I’m not in your heads so any guess is just that 😁
    Maybe if you did win you could set up a business there and just get others to run it for you when you decide to travel; best of both worlds and who says you can’t have it all ? πŸ˜‰

  • Reply patricia brown February 9, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Waiting for tonight episode omg i can not wait love were you live looks so peace full take care x

  • Reply Chug-A-Lug Doug February 9, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    How can I donate?

  • Reply Callileah Rizzuto February 9, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Ok, very cool about the Apple Tree. Use it primarily for GRILLING chicken,Steak… Gives grilled meats & even Veggies a wonderful taste. Just don't use any fire starter(petro-chemicals) with the fire. πŸ™‚ Cherry is also very, very good.

  • Reply wobblebox adventures February 9, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Great vlog guys. Your doing great on the Alaska we got our fingers crossed for you πŸ‘πŸ΄σ §σ ’σ ·σ ¬σ ³σ ΏπŸ‘

  • Reply T.T. Love February 9, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    This is my sanity. I need a good dose of Bea and Theo every once in a while to keep me grounded. :b

  • Reply riverboydrew 45 February 9, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    jumper against chainsaw,mmmm chainsaw will careful you

  • Reply shan Sait February 9, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    Love seeing you guys your such awesome people.. the world is a better place because of people like you.. Theo you drone shots are incredibly stunning your so talented…

  • Reply SUSAN COOPER February 9, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I just turned on to you vids a few months ago and you have turned into my #1 van travel people. I love your attitude and realness. You naturally kind and not over the top gushy sweetness. lovelovelove you guys!!!!!! Thank you! I am going right now to find the Alaska tales.

  • Reply M G February 9, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    My local farms have wild cat to keep mouse and rat population down.

  • Reply s j February 9, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    please someone in Arizona tell me what channel the show is on. I have now missed the first two? thank you!

  • Reply Max Renoldz February 9, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Lovely video guys! Love the land, can't wait for more videos on the land!! Keep up the great content!

  • Reply tracey mayhew February 9, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Love the vid…is that a big split in your tyre 11.20? Loving the wilderness too..hope you win x

  • Reply Roseanne Berrios February 9, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    We have one BBC channel here in Walnut Creek, San Franciso bay area. We do not get BBC2. I haven't been able to watch your wilderness adventure. Tried to get it on line, didn't work. Very disapointed. I will continue to watch your you guys.

  • Reply Michele Facer February 9, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    We’ve been watching WTW a week behind – 9pm is too late for us! So, we saw episode 2 last night. We thought you guys did really well on the navigation / orienteering challenge. Would have loved to see you get up to Ose Mountain. Fingers crossed for this week.

  • Reply Mel Philpott February 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm

    Ginjey isn't offended not to be top of the list?

  • Reply Sk3lnonch February 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    is your van an lwb or the xlwb? looks like the xlwb to me. thnx in advance x

  • Reply Jen Shea February 9, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    The little gato negro read your sweatshirt Bea. LOL. Yes, could definitely hear Ginj growling. She was conveying that she lives in a One-Cat household! LOL

  • Reply Jita'ame suluma February 9, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    i had curried mackerel and black lentils with basmati for dinner , 2 pots of magic , i have not eaten meat in a month now , i am fine on the fish , enough fat to keep me well , though my iron was hell before i started , dr said one cut would have killed me , that was eating meat , make you wonder hey ? i am healthier now tablets and eating more intelligently, more greens and beans and pulses

  • Reply Jita'ame suluma February 9, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    omg that wood will make amazing bbq smoke , get fishing

  • Reply SUSAN COOPER February 9, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    major problem with viewing your tv show– Does't show in the USA. IT was filmed in Alaska, USA but they will not show it in the USA. Hmmmmm

  • Reply Aaron P February 9, 2020 at 8:58 pm

    That kitty reminded me of the movie "Bolt" when the main characters cutie-con free food from the RVs at a campground. πŸ˜† Adorable!

  • Reply Ana B. February 9, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Hi, enjoying watching win the wilderness show. Just curious to know how the winners are meant to live in Alaska without a green card?😊 Good luck guys! πŸ€—

  • Reply Andrea Amer February 9, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Omg I'm gutted! It's gotta be you two next week… xx

  • Reply Andrea Koller February 9, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    oooh my heart, I reeeeally hope they are just making it more thrilling by showing Ose Mountain to the winning couple at the very end.. I feel you really would want to live out there. however this turns out, just wish you the best. I do also see the disadvantage of living sooo abandoned, just want you to be happy, wherever it may be πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jon February 9, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    WOW! Veggies eating meat, no seriously guys well done.

  • Reply Steve Elliott February 9, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Sorry you didn't make the mounting this week I will keep my fingers crossed for you next week we'll done for trying the meat

  • Reply Isabelle Comber February 9, 2020 at 10:16 pm

    Theo without a hat 😱😱, just realised we’ve never seen him with out the hat, I had to watch the clip again wondering what was so different lol.

    But spuds are 😍😍 my life, that and huge amounts of pasta hehehe

  • Reply Merle Joyce February 9, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    When are you off to Canada?

  • Reply Wayne Wright February 9, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    Way to go BBC,nothing like major spoilers in the introπŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈπŸ€¬πŸ€¬

  • Reply shaun croucher February 9, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I am so confused haha how are comments being left days ago when the video was uploaded today ??

  • Reply Julie Reilly February 9, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Such admiration for you both having just watched the latest episode on bbc 2 . You blew away the stereotype that guy had of vegetarians and approached the task in a really intelligent and open way ,, having followed you on you tube for a bit I think you both have what it takes above and beyond some of the other contestants ! Hope you get your chance on the mountain ….waiting in anticipation 😳 for the next episode

  • Reply Kathy DeCree February 9, 2020 at 11:08 pm

    Hi guys. I have been trying to find your TV debut on the BBC channel here in the US at the Jersey shore, I CAN"T FIND IT!!! I wanted to let you know that YT "Callum ExploreMe" is converting their van, and guess who they are watching to get inspiration and ideas from, The Indie Projects. He mentioned on his 2nd build video. I thought you would like to know. He is in the UK. Love you guys and your videos. Yeah, Theo, we could hear poor Ginjie growling at that kitty. Ginjie blends with the sand at your parking place, be careful not to leave her. hahaha, Bea must be the kitty whisperer. Good job feeding it and then with its full belly the kitty leaves its dream spot to find another. I haven't converted my rig yet, but I will be installing an oven and stove. I think, any appliance we add to the build, takes up space. So you adjust and build around it. Love you guys. Be Safe and Enjoy your Travels

  • Reply Coffee for two Solly February 9, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    Loved the Alaska series…but where were you both during the gun practice…did you declined! πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ’•

  • Reply Elaine Fuehrer February 10, 2020 at 12:02 am

    do u ever cook in a dutch oven in the ground? Im so glad your heart was tender towards a different cat.. im not an animal person, but we have a cat that adopted us and 3 dogs at the moment. 2 belong to my daughter that has been deployed. .i dont like seeing any animal suffer or be cold and hungry. Im so glad u at least fed it. My cat was a stray cat that moved into our barn, and then found the dog door, so he is now an inside cat, but goes outside to do his business. He also travels with us, but 4 wheeling isnt his thing..

  • Reply jane baugh February 10, 2020 at 12:11 am

    It looks so nice and green at your land. We are still in winter ,here in Oklahoma,USA. Love watching you guys.

  • Reply Ruth Pepperman February 10, 2020 at 1:12 am

    As far as I know I don't have a drop of Irish blood in me but still love potatoes and eat them every day! Thanks for the video.

  • Reply 69narcosis69 February 10, 2020 at 1:19 am

    Kudos for trying Bison

  • Reply Anne-marie Henry February 10, 2020 at 3:24 am

    I guess they save the best for last?! Can’t wait for next week’s Wilderness episode.

  • Reply ballistic dan February 10, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Whats wrong with the old folks in Alaska ??????? Why havent they got you up to the house yet ??????? Lol. On a personal sefish note Im kinda hoping for me you dont win so you can carry on the Vanlife. Also I dont like others sharing screen time with you. It should just be Bea and Theo in Alaska x

  • Reply Bev True February 10, 2020 at 5:41 am

    I think you were in Portugal when i first started following you years ago. 😍 The van IS dirty, looks like half of ALASKA is on there. 😜 The APPLE tree looks like "a bath and a half".

  • Reply Chris Nicholson February 10, 2020 at 7:46 am

    No buffalo in the oven tonight great video as usual

  • Reply Rita Broils February 10, 2020 at 8:32 am

    You need safety glasses when power equipment.

  • Reply Patricia Madden February 10, 2020 at 10:08 am

    There was so much to love on this vlog. Firstly, I giggled about the gin comment as I just happened to be having one while I watched. Secondly, bless you for worrying about the cat you found. That is something I would do but such a relief to have it resolved. You brighten my day. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Anna H February 10, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    That kitten was probably abandoned especially if you’re in the middle of no where. 😒

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