People who come from Louth often end up as nomads. There is something about being on the edge of the country that makes you want to get out and explore and it is this sense of adventure that is at the heart of Nomad Trailers.
Our first teardrop caravan is like everything else we have done in our lives, the start of an adventure - and this is just the beginning.
From French Horns to Wind Turbines
Richard left Louth at just 15 and has travelled the world ever since.
His career has led him from making (and subsequently selling) the world famous Paxman French Horn to visiting Italy, India, China and the US training people on working at height and then latterly to setting up and running a Texas-based wind turbine maintenance company.
In between, there was also a period of sailing the world as a 'for-hire' yacht captain.
Now back in the UK, the idea for developing the Nomad Trail was borne out of the desire to get out and see the UK – but in the most convenient way. "I love the idea of waking up one morning and just deciding to head for the hills - the Nomad is a way of realising that dream and in the quickest and easiest way. The time between deciding to go and hitting the road is reduced to minutes - and the design of the trailer means there is no limit to the destination."
There's always another challenge
A career in live performance – as a performer and then latterly in venue management inevitably meant moving around the country. Nick’s ‘homes’ have been in Nottingham, London, Dublin, York and Leeds (to name but a few).
Alongside his passion for the arts has been a sense of advernture and discovering wilderness, which has taken him everywhere from Australia’s Blue Mountains to the Great Barrier Reef, South Africa’s Drankensburg Mountains to Botswana’s Chobe Reserve and to all the extremes of the British Isle’s (with a particular pining for the North West Highlands of Scotland).
"I wish I'd discovered tear-drop trailers years ago. I don't mind camping - apart from the faffing about, or even hostels and hotels - although they are never quite where you would like them so a comfortable vehicle that can go pretty much anywhere is perfect."