The first ever meeting of Scottish VW Californias took place in mid-November at a cold and decidedly icy campsite in Blair Atholl. Here are four of them, with Lydia nearest.
It was a great chance to meet up with other members of the VW California Club – the UK California Owners’ Club – to have a nosy at other people’s vans and to talk all things Cali.
In actual fact, two of the five made it up for the weekend from south of the border (passports not required) and one van was a T4 California.
We needed our thermals … it got down to minus 5 Celsius over night. Fortunately, we’d been in the nearby pub keeping warm beside the fire and so it wasn’t too much of a hardship. Not so for our vans, though; they all had their woolly hats on. The eagle-eyed among you will spot the three kinds of California roof covers currently on sale in the UK (from left to right in the above photo: the Cali Topper, the Khyam Cosi and the Vanorak).
It was a perfect, crisp Winter’s morning. Fresh snow on Beinn a’ Ghlo in the distance, icy puddles, not a breath of wind and leaves falling slowly from the branches in the wood behind the van.