End of an Era
End of an Era
It’s with a bit of heavy heart that I’ve got to announce that, after a long trip to VW Kampers in West Sussex, we’ve now sold Absinthe. We’ve had her for ten years and the time has come for her to sprinkle some magic into some new owners’ lives.
I’m not sure what we’ll do next, but we’ve got plenty of adventures coming up at our Static in Shropshire and there’s a possibility that we may buy a larger Campervan, with a bit more comfort. I’m 65 now, with some pain in my hip, so sleeping on the rock and roll bed has become much more difficult.
We’d both like to thank all the friends we’ve made in the VW Community along the way and, hopefully, many of those friendships can extend beyond van ownership. We’ve had great times over the last decade and visited some fantastic places, both here in the UK and in Europe. Our particular love of France won’t diminish, but our accommodation will definitely have to, for the time being.
To anyone thinking of buying a campervan, I’d say, just do it. Yes, there’s some expense involved but it’s definitely worth it and there’s a great community of like-minded people out there (even if some of them are a bit sniffy about the Brazilian T2c 😉 )
To everyone who’s read my Blog, I’d like say thank you. It started as a way to chronicle our trips, so that I’d remember them during the dark, black dog days of winter. Whenever someone writes a comment it puts a big grin on my face, so I’m not sure what to do about it going forward. I may adapt it to be based on trips to the Static – but if we do end up buying a new van or motorhome, I’ll definitely use it for those trips, although I accept that the photos won’t be quite as scenic without Absinthe in the background. 🙁
That’s it for now then, so I’ll leave you with photos from the day we picked her up in 2011.
Absinthe has gone off to her new home now. We wish the new owners well and hope they have as much fun as we did with her. Onwards, Absinthe, onwards…