22 Years of Memories

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Devon233, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. Hi guys, following on from my intro thread I thought it might be fun (for me at least) to throw together a few images from my archives highlighting some of the adventures I've shared over the past 22 years with my faithful old Devon Caravette.

    Mostly not in any particular order, I may add more photos as and when I find them.

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    Somewhere in the Spanish Pyrenees, heading west from the Costa Brava, 1999

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    Great St Bernard Pass on a wet and miserable day in 2004

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    Crossing into France from Andorra through the Pas de la Casa, 2001

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    Camping for the Chateau-d'Oex VW festival, Switzerland 2004

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    Wild camping on remote island of Eday, Orkney, 2006

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    A forgotten location in central northern Spain, 2003

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    Orkney mainland, 2005

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    Room with a view, Orkney mainland, 2005

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    Awakened after 8 years of slumber, 2019

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    1st time on a recovery truck in 22 years, coming home at last, 2019


     
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  2. brilliant history, nice to see!

    Happy days :)
     
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  3. Great pictures, some miles covered there!
     
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  4. definitely so. Its nice to see too!
     
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  5. Excellent adventures - your bus deserves to live again and continue them :)
     
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  6. Great to see a bus being used as it should. Nice pics.
     
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  7. Great pics, as said, that Bus deserves to live again :)
     
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  8. Merlin Cat

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    Fab photos :) Go bus!
     
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  9. Fantastic. Love those photos. I have one in the same location on Col de St Bernard coming up from val disere round about the same era. I’ll see if I can fish it out.
     
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  10. Wow. Wonderful! I'm feeling the need for a serious road trip now... :hattip:
     
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  11. Hi guys, following on from @Soggz recent thread here https://thelatebay.com/index.php?threads/1600-twin-port-speeds.89303/ where we talk about stock 1600 speeds, hill climbing ability etc, well I just found some old digitised 8mm video of our 2nd time over the Gotthard in 2002 and uploaded to youtube. I was running a Bugpack twin 'quietpack' back then, headphones recommended to fully appreciate the aircooled symphony! Sorry quality isn't great but this was filmed with pre-digital technology...
     
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  12. Sorry, I've rejigged the audio since yesterday's upload as it was only coming through on one channel and sounded utter pants! All sorted now. Actually can't believe how good the old girl sounded back then with that cheap quietpack exhaust (compared to the stainless stock style I have now) and whine free gearbox :eek:.

    I should also mention that if trains aren't your thing, best to skip the first 30 seconds of the above video :thumbsup:.
     
  13. Thanks for posting this
    The pictures and video are excellent,
    I wish I’d documented more of mine When I had it :thumbsup:
     
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