After slaving away in a field for 3 weeks working for Glastonbury Festival a well needed break was in order. So Alan and Harriet headed off for a bit of wild camping and wholesome camp fire cooking by the coast as a mini get away from it all. In true CampervanCulture style they just headed off in the general direction of Exmoor and after talking to the locals in a random pub they got the heads up on some great wild camping spots. Our usual rule of thumb of supporting the local economy in the places we wild camp was applied and all in all another great get away was had.
Ah well back to more summer festival work for Alan and Harriet now for the rest of the season to save for the CampervanCulture.com Africa trip later in the year.
Well it’s that time of the year again when we all think about heading off to more sunny parts of the world, especially if you live in or know England. It’s been the wettest summer on record and when Jed and his family made loose plans to visit Scandinavia this year the constant checking of the weather websites made them change their minds and head south to find some nice weather.
This last minute change of plan left them with a small dilemma, there was nowhere to head to and no planned stop off’s on the way. Last year a plan was hatched to head to Croatia and although it was an awesome trip (parts one to six are already on the website from that trip) lots of places that looked cool were driven past because a destination had to be reached. This time if a river looked tempting for a swim it will be swam in, if a campsite looks to be in a great location it will be slept on, if a lake looks like it deserves a kayak then it will be kayaked…
First night was on the cliffs next to Dover wild camping at a spot that many good adventures have started from, then a place called Super Besse, then while driving over the Rhone Alps a river was crossed by a bridge and we fancied a swim so stayed the night, and a picture was spotted on the wall of a bar and the bar tender said that the big rock arch was only 50km away so we went and loved it.
Feel free to ask any questions on any of the places stopped at if you’re planning a similar trip and we hope you enjoy this part one in this latest series of CampervanCulture videos.
There is nothing like a road trip and a jaunt to another country in your camper van. Last summer a group of friends headed out over to Spain to tour the Picos. Mark Williams, a fellow Westfalia Syncro owner put together some great clips for our pleasure. Marks Westfalia is a 16″ tdi converted van that has a vast range of modification that I am not ashamed to admit have borrowed a few ideas from in the past.
Mark says, “It was a good mix, the itinerary was easy, trails were good, non-damaging, fantastic scenery and no crowds. The weather brightened up the last two days so very good all in all and i’d certainly go again.”
So sit back, grab a cup of tea and enjoy this great video of the adventure.
After having to work away for a couple of days Jed decided to save his diesel money and cut down on lots of traveling time by finding a free camp spot near his workplace for the evening. By involving the Westy in everyday life it has earned its keep as budget accommodation for the tight arsed Plasterer…