Saturday, 17 November 2007

Our VW Camper van holiday!

Hello everyone! We have just come home after a week away -
camping in a VW Campervan!! The van was a lovely old girl
called 'Jackie Brown' and we had some great times driving
around North Devon and Exmoor in her!
The weather was perfect - we love autumn.

We did lots of big walks - some were 17 miles long
but the way we run backwards and forwards
we think we probably ran about 100 miles this week!

Here is the coast path near Lynmouth.....
We loved looking out of the windows and showing everybody how
pretty we are!

Sleeping arrangements were interesting.....most nights it was so cold that
daddy had to wrap us all up in blankets and
tuck us in so that we were all snuggly.

Exmoor is full of pretty little villages like this one.

Just checking my reflection!

The light is just beautiful at this time of the year
Sometimes I sat up on the seat in the van so I could watch
the view as it whizzed by
Gertrude preferred to be up front to oversee the driving

Daddy giving Gertrude kisses after a long walk!

Wow! The morning mist was so beautiful.
More photos to come........(below)!!

18 comments:

Mojo said...

Great to see you back! I've been waiting with bated breath for your holiday pics and they don't disappoint! Such lovely shots - props to your cameraperson.

The VeeDub Combi looks like a whole load of fun - but I'm not sure if I could cope with chilly November nights. You lot are made of sterner stuff. Don't you two look cute snugged up together for the night, though!

I'm in awe of the 17 miles you did. At the moment 5 miles poops me out.

big hugs
Mojo

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh,how jealous are we(and PL2) You just had her DREAM holiday.Your pictures are lovely and we love the pic with you both snuggled up!!!We are glad you had such a great time and your pictures are fabulous!!! Love A+A

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh,how jealous are we(and PL2) You just had her DREAM holiday.Your pictures are lovely and we love the pic with you both snuggled up!!!We are glad you had such a great time and your pictures are fabulous!!! Love A+A

Molly and Taffy said...

Molly and Gertrude. That looks like a great holiday. All those lovely long walks with loads of pheasants to chase.

WE are so envious.

Molly and Taffy xx

Maggie & Mitch said...

What an awesome time you had and what beautiful pictures! Love your Molly&Gertrudemobile! What a super neat color!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Thuglets said...

Whooo Hooooooooooo girls great to have you back.
Looks like you had a brilliant time - fabulous photos and we love the VW camper!!

Love the thugletsxx

Wish we could have come with you Webster & Teddy xx

Harry said...

Your holiday looks simply fabulous, what lucky girls you are. Ma is in love with your lilac camper van!

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Putter said...

Hi Molly! Hi GErtrude!

What a GREATEST ever VW Bus ... I love the color PURPLE! I bet you guys are having the bestest ever time!!!!! Super Coolest ... Thanks again for coming by to say hi! Talk to you soonest!

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Stanley said...

Welcome back, Molly & Gertie Girl!!

I missed you gals!

Your camper looks fabuloso. My girl used to have a lime green non-camper version of the love bus. (SIGH) Alas, that was B.S. (Before Stanley).

Whoever your cameraperson is took some amazing photos. (You should really hire them full-time). While I love the landscapes (they look almost like paintings), my fave photo is the snuggly one of you two going nighty night.

Can't wait for more!

Goober love & missingyousmooches,
Stanley

Persephone & Buster said...

Exmoor looks just like something out of Thomas Hardy! The classic VW van fits right in! The pic of you guys snuggled in back was our favorite.

Cheers,

Persephone & Buster
Kerry Blues in Connecticut

Jackson said...

Hey pals, looks like you had a pawsome time! J x

Caz said...

Fantastic you are soooooo lucky its great having people who really love you it makes you feel warm and happy inside.I also go on hols with Caz and chris being involved makes the hols.
The walking looks fun and i bet you enjoyed the sleeping arangements. Thanks for telling us about your cool hols.
Dead Jealous Ludo

Ivan said...
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Ivan said...

Very nice photos. I really enjoyed reading.
I like VW Camper van. It is very good vehicle and that's why it is popular and useful, but not so many people can buy and they go and rent it in van hire company. I also rented VW van and we had a nice trip across country! But when you are driving an don't forget that vans are longer and wider than cars and have a wider turning radius!

Wild Bill said...

I love the Photo's of you and your pets on vacation. I'm a VW fan I just bought a 1971 Westfalia camper. I can't wait to post Photo's of this fall's travels thru the US Midwest starting at me home in Broken Arrow Oklahoma. My First tour will be Along the Illinois River I's a scenic river with Cliffs and Eagles. I'll be posting soon Sincerely Bill "RescueSGT" Carroll

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