Martin Dorey

Martin Dorey


Martin Dorey is a writer, surfer, photographer, presenter, cook and campaigner for the #2MinuteBeachClean. He writes about camping, fun, outdoor food, living the outdoor life and having adventures in his VW camper van and contributes regularly to CampsitedCoast Magazine, Camping Magazine and Motorhome and Motorcaravan Monthly Magazine. Martin’s first book, The Camper Van Cookbook, inspired the BBC TV series One Man and His Camper Van in which Martin cooked and camped his way around the UK. It has now aired all over the world. The follow-up book, The Camper Van Coast, celebrates Martin’s love for coastal living, playing, cooking and eating.

Martin’s third book, The Camper Van Bible, was published in June 2016, and has been described as THE definitive glove-box bible for anyone who owns or ‘would die for’ a camper van.

A writing career came late for Martin after a 12-year stint in the advertising and film industry as an Assistant Director on some of the more famous 90s TV commercials – Guinness, Levis, Gold Blend, Oxo — as well as promos for The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Annie Lennox (among others), a documentary about legendary British cameraman Jack Cardiff and various TV series and film projects.

The #2minutebeachclean campaign has been taking Martin in all kinds of directions of late. From being an idea to inspire others to help clean beaches it has grown into a global campaign with many thousands of followers and posts to Instagram from every continent, including Antarctica. The idea has been used in Ireland and the UK as well as in Israel and Puerto Rico. Martin has spoken about the campaign at the Blue Flag Operators’ Conference in Holland, was invited to speak at TEDx Kiel University and on BBC’s Springwatch.

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What about the billions the water companies have already trousered? Saying bills will rise is just gaslighting so we accept their shit. It's an argument I have heard for years.

Ofwat just need to tell them "NO".

But they won't.

We need to do everything, everywhere, all at once.
It's now or never - what happens in the next decade determines the next few millennia!
What a responsibility we have, what an opportunity to do something worthwhile with our careers and lives.

How do we deal with this?

Can you absolutely guarantee that the fish you eat doesn't come from this 'gigantic death star'?

Frightening how much we are killing ourselves.

Of course we have the solutions.

We could tackle the #climate and ecological emergency now.

The problem is we are in thrall to a politico-economic system predicated on growth, greed, short-term profit, exploitation and environmental destruction.

🚨 UK's WILD ISLES 🚨 There is "Still time to save Our Wild Isles" Says David Attenborough and Three of Britain's biggest conservation charities.
BUT every one of us, must act now to protect and restore UK's nature.

Europe colonised much of the world, plundering its wealth and people to grow rich and industrialise. The impact of that industrialisation on global climate will be felt most keenly in formerly colonised territories, driving their populations to seek a better life in Europe.

Wild Isles was wonderful. A clarion call to love - and protect - our precious wildlife. It's a political act to celebrate nature in the UK, as there are those in government who would do anything to destroy it for the sake of a profit. Do not let them win.

HIGNFY producers hoping BBC don’t find out that Ian Hislop also edits a satirical magazine occasionally critical of government policy.

This is truly glorious, for its exposure, but also deeply disturbing.
Phil exists and sounds like my dad, back in the 1970s.

And, no, it wasn't acceptable then either.

Morning. Off to hospital today where I expect a knee surgeon will tell me I can live without my ACL and that I am too old for surgery*.

*because that's what his secretary told me 4 weeks ago

The UK Government need a reminder:

Seeking asylum is not a crime.
Seeking asylum is not a crime.
Seeking asylum is not a crime.
Seeking asylum is not a crime.
Seeking asylum is not a crime.
Seeking asylum is not a crime.
Seeking asylum is not a crime.

Are you happy that Britain is turning into a fascist state?

Those of you cheering on Sunak, Braverman, Gullis, Anderson, Benton and the rest of the callous, inhumane bastards who think it's ok to demonise and criminalise desperate, vulnerable asylum seekers/refugees I'm so fucking glad i don't walk in your shoes, you deserve your hate..

#Britain HAS been 'invaded' & 'taken over' by dangerous 'aliens' intent on destroying Britain. But not by asylum seekers, refugees, or migrants - by toxic billionaires Rupert Murdoch & Jonathan Harmsworth, & Tory extremists.🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🙋‍♂️🇬🇧

#EnoughIsEnough #StopThePressBarons #Leveson2

You must be fucking joking, right?

Brilliant stuff and essential viewing from @MattStaniek and @Feargal_Sharkey

The water companies are fleecing us. Our water bills are buying nothing.

Paul Whitehouse: Our Troubled Rivers, Series 1: Episode 1: via @BBCiPlayer

I suspect there will be some pretty freakish things to see here... Some boards too!!! Get your bikes oiled for the Fish Fry!!!