Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Dubs at the beach

Well what we did not bargain for when we bought Florence was the wonderful community that comes with owning a vw camper van , to our astonishment as we were driving along other vwcamper vans began to beep or flash as we passed each other, this i can tell you makes me laugh everytime!! If we are on a long journey we all have our eyes peeled for other campervans and it seems the first one to shout out 'Dub' wins, and then we all share in the magic, that flash of the headlights or wave to each other as we pass.

And of course the shows or gatherings we all share, we attended Dubs at the beach in Paignton, we arrived at the campsite on the saturday evening it was a fabulous campsite amazing sea views and of course brimming with vw campers, and also rain.

Fortunately by the time it had got dark a campfire had been stoked and a brilliant singer with his guitar were setting the scene for a good relaxing evening ahead., everyone had pulled up their camp chairs cracked open a drink .............say no more.

Next morning an early start for the convoy for all the camper vans to travel together to Paignton..........what a big load of show offs we are, i loved every moment of it .

Good morning Florence .

In some ways i regret not blogging as i went from one adventure to another, but looking through the photos of us i liked this one of the camper van.

A perfect day was beginning and the sun rays were captured, we were in North Devon for the first time at Watermouth campsite, it is a funny thing how Bo Jangles takes over cooking in the van, he rarely cooks at home, but i love it.

I can recall my summer memories though through the winter, via my blog, so all is not lost.
I am sorry i have not blogged, i have been busy enjoying my life for the first time in a very long time, in the five months since i last blogged i have been living a wonderful life.

That fleeting comment 'i am going to get one of those vw campervans, put the cat in the back and off i go' has changed my life, the power of words hey..............be careful what you say in life.

Our wendy house on wheels is called Florence, this name took a lot of discussion but somehow the name just stuck, she has served us well , we have serviced her well, it is the deal we have made. We know if we treat her well she will fire up ready to go on our next adventure at the turn of the key.