Scottish Cali Meet at Glenmore

The third annual gathering of VW Californias (and other variants) took place last weekend at Glenmore Campsite, near Aviemore.  We had a total of ten vans come along, which probably makes it the biggest… Continue reading

A welcome return of the Northern Lights

The northern lights made a very welcome return last night, here seen from a few miles north of Auchterarder in Perthshire. These photos were taken on the 18th March, a day after the… Continue reading

Planning a LEJOG cycle ride

So if you’ve already decided to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats (or JOGLE if you prefer) you’ll now be wanting to find out as much as you can about the journey.… Continue reading

Why cycle LEJOG ?

Cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats is frequently cited as one of the world’s great cycle rides.  It may not be as long the TransAmerica  or the EuroVelo routes but the UK offers… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Erik, Martha and ‘Moby’

Erik and Martha have had a relationship with VW buses for a long time and they’ve painstakingly restored ‘Moby’ over the last five years.  They enjoy the way the world passes by at… Continue reading

Product Review – Merino Neckwarmer Buff

  Whether you use it to reduce the wind chill in Winter or keep the sun off in Summer, I think a buff an essential part of every outdoor person’s kit list. I’ve… Continue reading

Happy Campers – Mark, Lauren and ‘Bumblebee’

Since buying ‘Bumblebee’ last Autumn Mark and Lauren have aleady put in a lot of work to make their van ship-shape for the camping season.  The helpful advice they found on the T4… Continue reading

In praise of great cycling cafes

    Cycling is thirsty work and so in the middle of a long ride there’s nothing more motivating than looking forward to that next pot of tea and a cake.  Ride for… Continue reading

Happy Camper – Brenda and ‘Suzie’

Brenda drives a converted Suzuki Wagon R – perhaps the smallest campervan on the roads today – and has packing it off to a fine art.  It’s her daily vehicle: economical to run, easy… Continue reading

Scottish California Owners’ Meet, 28-29 March

  We’re having the third annual meet-up of Scottish VW California owners on 28-29 March at Aviemore and it would be great to see as many vans there as possible.  All Californias are… Continue reading