NOTES of a NOMAD -Video #1 -5 February 2020

Hi and welcome to Notes of a Nomad,

After a recent long set of flights from Australia back to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada I realized that my current lifestyle is different than most 77-year-old guys.

I have been living the life of a nomad for over three years now.

I lost my job back in September 2016 I moved out of a nice penthouse in downtown Victoria. Since then I have had no permanent abode.


So far I have been able to either visit my daughter and her family in Australia or my other daughter and her family in California. These visits can be two months or longer.

That leaves about 7 to 8 months where I have either been able to house/pet sit or stay with kind friends in the Victoria area. This can be a challenge. I counted that I had slept in twenty-two different places in 2018.


In addition, I have many interests that I pursue.

One example is indoor rowing. I average about 5000 kilometers per year on a Concept2 rowing machine. This means on average I spent about an hour and a half for six days a week on the machine.

In addition, I am a Toastmaster and currently am a member of four clubs. I am also involved with two youth clubs. This means I can attend five to six meetings a week.

I also am working with a non-profits organization to promote their youth programs to assist young people to gain communication and leadership skills. I write a blog about this and am also working with others on manuals for youth programs.

For the time that I am in Victoria, I volunteer for Emergency Support Services for a local community. I carry an emergency phone to be contacted when people have to evacuate their homes due to fires or floods, etc.

I also keep in contact with friends and acquaintances in places such as Canada, the USA, Australia, and South Africa.


This has become an enjoyable lifestyle and I hope to continue this as long as my health continues to allow me to continue.

My main project is to assist the young generation to gain communication and leadership skills to gain self-confidence to become the leaders our world needs.

Not sure how many people are interested in the videos, but at least my children will know what I have been up to.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to me.

My email address is

You can phone me and leave a voice message at the numbers below.

Wishing you and your families and friends lots of love and laughter.

Fred Jones

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