Friday, 23 April 2010

Bridge Crossed

Ladies and gentlemen. Please fasten your seatbelts.

With 400km to go, I am officialy in Italy!

After a couple of episodes with bridges in Germany, I made it to Austria. No pics I'm afraid, 100km and I was through, plus it was dark!

Its all down hill from here!

Thursday, 22 April 2010


'cue cheesy 70s music'

Please take this opportunity to sample our snacks and ice cold beverages.

500 miles done! 500 to go!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

FTVL Drive Online

'faster than very little'

Navigation satalites locked on!

Undocking sequence initiated.

Lets get this baby on that road!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Power Cut

I fried the £5 inverter for charging phone and laptop yesterday! The bit that plugs into the laptop touched some metal in the cab. Spark, smoke, dead! :(

But using a piece of copper from the starter and some strong tape.. Yey, I have telly and phone still! Dead starters are good for something then!

Paypal on the other hand are... Hmmm, Lets not go there!

New starter held in post due to payment issues!

I'd like to thank everyone who has given help and support with my engine problems. Special thanks to Damion, who called me from the states and talked me through diagnosing what might be the matter. And Kate, who put me in touch with a friend of hers in Lux, called Adil, who has been more than helpful. The response to our call for help has been outstanding!

Thank you all!

Monday, 19 April 2010

The Instigator!

This is what a gardner starter looks like after being tinkered with by an old slav trucker. Complet kaput!

Slight Detour

Broken down in a lux services. New starter is on its way!

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Barp archives

For interest: photos of the conversion of our Mercedes 609D!

Archived photos

A selection of photos of her in service:

BTW - Blogger and Google are getting a bit muddled with the 2 author accounts, 2 email addresses and mixing them up. This is Woolly posting but the posts & photos of our bus on the road are from Atomic23!

Saturday, 17 April 2010

An onslaught of beds

Photos taken inside and out on the mobile phone when she was collected from Somerset on 7th April 2010.