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Late Summer Wales and Vanfest

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

On Friday we will be packing up the van and heading out for a 9 day trip through the shires of England and South Wales. The first stop will be Vanfest 2009 at Great Malvern and we’ll then move on through Herefordshire and across into Wales through the Brecon Beacons and down to the Pembrokeshire coast.... »

Now with video!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

VW 1977 ‘Devon 21’ from Devon 21 on Vimeo. Using Apple touch? This YouTube stream is for you! Above you can play a short video introduction to our bus. It shows a few the features of the conversion. We plan to add a few more videos on the site to document our travels. »

Easter In The Cotswolds

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Our 2009 camping season got underway at the Easter weekend. We took a couple of extra days at either end to give ourselves 5 days away in The Cotswolds. We’ve passed through before but this time we’ve stopped to see this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in more detail. We based ourselves at Folly Farm Camp Site... »

The New Adventures

Monday, September 15, 2008

This past weekend we took Friday off work and headed cross-country to Great Malvern in Worcestershire, for Vanfest 2008. You might recall our previous trip and that was a fairly different experience. The main difference this time was the mud! It took the shine off the trip for us. After Mark spent an hour... »

Back On The Road!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It’s been a long and uncertain road to recovery, but on Saturday the Devon21 was back in action for the first time since we put him in to storage. That was May 2005 and we were off to travel Australia in a Toyota Hiace. Over three years later and with a lot of hard... »

The Long Road To Recovery

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

We went down to see the progress with the Devon21 a couple of weeks ago and as you can see from the pictures he now has two new wheel arches amongst other things. We reckon the body work is about 40% towards completion which means we may just have him done in time for... »

The End Of The Road?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It’s been a long, long, time since the last update here so let’s have a recap of the last two years. We put the Devon21 in to storage prior to moving to Australia in June 2005. And then a year later in June 2006 we returned to London but weren’t in a position to... »

From The Land Down Under

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Our trip Down Under is going well and last weekend we were out exploring the coast when we saw this van and had to laugh at the number plate (click on the picture for a full size image if you can’t make it out). So it seems we’ve found our Devon21’s Australian cousin! Earlier... »

The Devon 21 in Print

Sunday, March 20, 2005

There’s a very interesting article in the current VW Camper and Commercial magazine (Once ridiculed for it’s nerdyness on Have I Got News For You’s incomplete headline game!). It’s about how, as we found out at Vanfest in 2003, our van is one of the few remaining from a limited editionof just 50 vans... »

A Year In Oz

Thursday, February 17, 2005

A belated welcome to 2005 and it promises to be an exciting year for us. The big news is that we have decided to do some serious travelling, so we’re off to Australia! For a year! Unfortunately that means the poor Devon21 has to go into storage whilst we are away. You can follow... »