Alison and I became interested in motorhoming following the ownership of three Volkswagen ‘campervans’. Out first purchase was an accident, or rather ‘chance’ purchase just before a planned trip to Ireland. We were going to ‘B and B’ in our old VW Beetle but I was offered the 1978 half finished Type 2 and decided that was a better option.
Not long after we swapped the ’78 for an even older 1968 Danbury Type 2 which had sat for years unused just waiting for someone like me to put some life back into it – we took that camper on our second Irish trip. The camper was good enough to be featured in a number of VW magazines…
Our previous camper was a good bit more modern – well it was to us anyway! A 1994 VW T4 Autosleeper Trooper which we put to good use for over four years. That joined us on several trips including the Scottish Highlands, France and yet another Irish tour.
So you may have twigged that we are Volkswagen enthusiasts – that all started with a succession of VW Beetles in various guises and a few of which are still ‘in the family’ with our son Chris and daughter Kirsty now in charge of their upkeep. Our cars (or some of them) are featured in their own wordpress blog.
Alison is a Pharmacy Technician and I am a Lighting Engineer – after 35 years in full time employment we are both taking a break from work to allow ourselves to indulge in this trip. I slipped back into work earlier this year for a couple of months before the second leg of our trip.
Yet another Irish tour!
And here is a more current picture of us away in Italy at Lake Iseo.
After our time away last year we decided it still wasn’t a long enough break and have continued our travels in 2013 until further notice. We will be returning to the UK in August for the arrival of our first grand-child. We are already planning more time in Germany and France for 2014.