As a follow-up to Part 1 of my VW Bus Stories this is a short piece on my late father-in-law’s second VW bus.
We think this was taken in around 1976 or 1977 – the van would have been about six years old by that point. It shows a family picnic at Glen Feshie, just south of Aviemore in the Highlands. It’s clearly a hot day (judging by my wife, then aged 9 or 10, who’s dancing) and my mother-in-law who’s one of the individuals lying down sunbathing.
The exact circumstances, even the individuals in the photo, have been forgotten over the last 35 years or so. An impromptu picnic on a long, lazy summer day, perhaps ? It brings back my wife’s memories of growing up in the Highlands, sleeping in a hammock strung between the two front seats and sitting on a little wooden seat her Dad made for up front so she could see out of the front window.