We had just arrived to Portugal and as the first thing, we got stuck in sand right there. After lots and lots of shoveling we were embarassed enough to ask help from lovely fellow traveller @madickennyman
Even with help, we had to be creative with getting our van out of the deep pit we got ourselves. Finally when everything we could think of was in place, we made it!
We hope those @prosegurpt
employees sitting in their car next to us had popcorn and some good time watching this two hour movie of us shoveling sand since they didn't bother helping us🍿
How nice it would be to tell you that we got away with only few bruises and dirty jeans, but no. We have now been stuck in Porto for over a week, waiting for new car parts to arrive so we could change them.
Let's keep fingers crossed that everything goes fine when the parts arrive!
I have some exciting news! The @lonelyplanet
just published a new book, ‘The Vanlife Companion,’ which features Roxi amongst nine other amazing vans and #vanlifers
. The book also highlights 20 of the worlds best long-distance driving routes. Now for sale on Amazon!
Haven’t posted any van updates as there honestly hasn’t been much work done as I’ve been more pre occupied fixing the cars I’ve bought to flip and the new Mercedes. It’s been cold and now that it runs and drives I think I’m going to hold off till better weather to start ripping the interior apart and modernizing it to where I want it to be. I also got a new daily driver Mercedes s600 so I’ve been focusing on getting that dialed in and perfect. Maybe winter break take the van on a little road trip or day trip out north or to Canada🙃
Third try was a charm!
I started with a maple disk and made some strips using thick veneers and glued them in place, trimmed and sanded flush. Used a forstner bit and a plug cutter to make the body into which the disk was epoxies along with a bolt out the back for installation.
Next up, we’ll be at the Guiseley Lights switch on this Sunday. We’ll have our full bar so come find us for a pint or glass of fizz 🍾🍺
Since the Camp Fire erupted November 8 in Butte County, it has killed 77 people, destroyed more than 10,500 homes and torched an area the size of Chicago. Across California, at least 80 people have died in wildfires this month. The Camp Fire is already the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, and as of today 993 people are still unaccounted for. While hundreds of families wait to learn the fate of missing loved ones, officials have a grim forecast: it's not even halfway done burning yet.
My thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
Photo taken in August during the last wildfires in California.
About the only part of fall that I like 🍂🍁
Jus a few nature shots vanlife style ya know?!😂
This thing is too cute to be getting dirty in those rocks☺️
Have a beautiful Monday. 💙
Our parking spot at Etna. 🏔 Here we are chilling in the morning, looking at the beautiful scenery. 🤩 Literally chilling, because it was soo cold! 😅 Especially at night, so we had to do sleeping bag & blanket combo. The “green worm” is back again! (Wojtek calls me green worm when I’m zipped up in my green sleeping bag that you can only see my nose 😆).
The vehicle is in restoration in São Paulo - Brazil and will be delivered totally according to the standards of originality., All mechanical, electrical and tapestry will be totally new.
The future buyer can choose, if they want, a series of equipment for customization such as Samba windows, Safaris windows, Tilting windows, Ragtop roof, which we can quote regardless of the price of the original vehicle.
We are specialists in restoration of classic old cars , we have more models and we can assemble the vehicle according the customer’s wishes.
CONTACT BY PHONE OR WHATSAPP:
Mr CELSO +55 11 94166-4002
Mr RENATO +55 11 96378-2124
VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM: RAIDESAUTOMOTIVA
The vehicle can be delivered to any port requested by the future buyer.
After the most rigorous Brazilian inspections, the vehicle is sealed in a container, which will only be opened at the port of arrival by the local inspectors.
The buyer will be responsible for the customs clearance in his country and will be responsible for all norms and approvals necessary for the legalization of the vehicle in his country of destination.
Parabéns pelo projeto @amauri1471
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We made it to Italy after an exhausting ferry ride across the Med from Spain. Both Gregor and I picked up colds that have knocked down our energy levels a few notches, so we're getting some rest at this private trout-fishing lake called Lago dell'Olmo. A huge thanks to fellow VW enthusiast, Marck Chignoli, for arranging our stay here.
Does anyone else love venturing along powerlines? I would love to take this westy up some of the powerline trails out west. Go say hi to our friends @wild_bear_medicine
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