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CF Hollidays - 2004 - 2014

Well this is not actually "a story" but THE story. From 2004 untill 2014 we owned this lovely 1979 Bedford CF250 autosleeper pop-top camper. 10 years of hollidays all around europe.

Ten years of adventures, admiring beautifull sights and meeting great people. Countless memorable moments, some inevitable mishaps and a priceless stock of memories.


2007 Black Sea Coast (Bulgaria)


2007 Black Sea Coast (Bulgaria)


2007 Adriatic Coast (Croatia)


2008 Mediterranean Coast (Spain)


2008 Mediterranean Coast (Franco - Spanish Border)


2009 Pyrenées Mountains (France)


2009 Mediterranean Coast - Goudes (Next to Ma-r-s-eille - France)


Dimanche aux Goudes (Sunday at Goudes) by Massilia Sound System and Ai Ai Ai


2006 Allmost ready to go (Sofia Bulgaria)


2008 - Damn Paparazzi (Spain)


2007 - Wake up on the beach (Bulgaria)


2008 - Wake up on the ring-road of Barcelona (Spain)


2007 - Second to the left, past the oak... (Italy)


2007 - Damn it! It's HOT!!! (Serbia)


2006 Found a cooler spot (Unk.)


2006 Euuuh, how did I end up here? (Unk.)


2006 Nice view (Italy)


2007 - Pump up the volume (Bulgaria)


2007 - Who brought us all here? (Bulgaria)


2007 - Good morning (Italy)


2009 - Honey, what's for lunch? (France)


2007 - Offroad in Bulgaria


2008 - GPS with voice capabilities (France)


2007 - (Croatia)


2007 - Some very tight turns (Swiss Alps)


2006 - Onboard Entertainment (Serbia)


2006 - Where are the drugs ?!?
Slovenian customs suspect the gray water tank to contain illegal stuff. Must convince them not to dismantle the whole thing
(Croatia - Slovenia Border)


2006 - Worst road ever (Bulgaria)


2006 - Neigbours are comming (Bulgaria)
Cars are coming to a mountain festival in Bulgaria. Makes in order of aperance are:
Wartburg - East-german two-stroke engine
Trabant - East-german carboard body
Volga - Russian Mercedes
Golf - That one we know
Moskvitch - Popuar russian banger

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Autumn - Winter 2009
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B****ds!!!! (Toulouse)


Off to the mech's with a siezed clutch (Toulouse)


At the (very) friendly MOT station (Castres - France)


Pablo the rat always keeps his eyes on the road (unk.)


Hi girls! (unk.)


On top of the world ([url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=&sll=45.194256,5.698814&sspn=0.097744,0.240326&g=grenoble+france=UTF8&ll=45.199397,5.726023&spn=0.011038,0.060081&t=p&z=15&layer=c&cbll=45.200746,5.725274&panoid=0J_bdI7_IhVYpZdk_zZIxw&cbp=11,179.49,,0,7.06]Bastille Site[/url] - Grenoble - France) ...


... Followed by a VERY steep descent (Grenoble - France)


Pointer to the perfect sleeping spot (near Cannes - France)

Sign interpretation:
Port de X = The spot is next to the sea.
Dead End = No traffic, calm and quiet.
Forbidden for campers = There IS a parking!


And the perfect sleeping spot :) (near Cannes - France)


A break (near Nice - France)


Driving on the "Promenade des Anglais" (lit. The british's stroll) (Nice - France)


Three hour search by Croatian customs - The aftermath (Ugrini Border Post - Croatia)


Sinsemillia know something about customs




On the road (Bosnia)


Lookin' back (Bosnia)






a "Good Morning" stroll on the lake with coffee, a boat and a shovel (Balkana Site - Bosnia)


Hello hippies (Bulgaria)


A well deserved shower (Sofia - Bulgaria)






A piece of cake...

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Summer 2011
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3000km +, a quarter of a ton of diesel, an unfortunate encounter in reverse with a serbian lamp post and a lot of memories...


Rise-and-shine (Sofia - Bulgaria)


New shoes (Sofia - Bulgaria)


Up in the mountains (Bosina)


Emir Kusturica's ethno village (Mecavnic - Serbia)


First glimpse of the Adriatic coast (Croatia)


Hello hangover (Dubrovnik - Croatia)


Mornig coffee on the peer at Split port (Split - Croatia)


Parked in Venice (12h-26E!) (Venice - Italy)


Wake up in the shade (France)

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Summer 2012
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All checked-up and legal (Castres - France)


Good morning sunshine (Gruissan - France)


Cozy? (France)


Just visiting... (Château de Queribus - France)

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Summer 2013
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Good Morning ( [url=http://www.garancereggaefestival.com/programmation]Granace Reggae Fest.[/url] - [url=https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1-9+Rue+du+Moulin+%C3%A0+Huile%2C+30200+Bagnols-sur-C%C3%A8ze%2C+France&data=!4m10!1m9!4m8!1m3!1d6812!2d4.6226459!3d44.1655866!3m2!1i1400!2i914!4f13.1]Bagnols-sur-Cèze[/url] - France)


Small, but functional bathroom ( [url=http://www.garancereggaefestival.com/programmation]Granace Reggae Fest.[/url] - [url=https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=1-9+Rue+du+Moulin+%C3%A0+Huile%2C+30200+Bagnols-sur-C%C3%A8ze%2C+France&data=!4m10!1m9!4m8!1m3!1d6812!2d4.6226459!3d44.1655866!3m2!1i1400!2i914!4f13.1]Bagnols-sur-Cèze[/url] - France)


On the boat to Corsica



([url=https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Pont+de+Faut%C3%A9a&data=!1m4!1m3!1d14178!2d9.3985574!3d41.7134493!4m15!2m14!1m13!1s0x0%3A0x845c52467d6cc68c!3m8!1m3!1d14178!2d9.3985574!3d41.7134493!3m2!1i1400!2i914!4f13.1!4m2!3d41.7178222!4d9.401207]Pont de Fautea Campsite[/url] - Corsica)


Hello sunshine - (near [url=https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=BONIFACIO&data=!4m16!2m15!1m14!1s0x12dbd62a35d86ab5%3A0x40819a5fd955dd0!3m8!1m3!1d14247!2d9.1730503!3d41.3989857!3m2!1i1400!2i914!4f13.1!4m2!3d41.387177!4d9.1592717!5e1]Bonifacio[/url] - Corsica)


(near [url=https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!q=Sagone%2C+Vico%2C+France&data=!1m4!1m3!1d112788!2d8.8160032!3d42.0729697!4m11!1m10!2i6!4m8!1m3!1d56367!2d8.6955898!3d42.1036692!3m2!1i1400!2i914!4f13.1]Sagone[/url] - Corsica)


It's a bird....


([url=https://www.google.com/maps/preview#!data=!1m4!1m3!1d3477!2d9.363222!3d42.924449]Anse d'Aliso[/url] - Corsica)


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2014
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So.. The question stands - At the end do we tidy up, load up and go...



Or stay just another night?





That's all!

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Tue 04 Aug 2009 @ 10:45 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Nice mate !, Are you planning on comming to our side for the 40th cf meet at Malvern, now that would be a nice photo to have.

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I'd love to come, but I have already planned a tour of the balkan peninsula (Southern Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Kosovo, and Macedonia). Next year maybe...
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Sounds like you are having a truely fab time and I love to hear all the stories of where people go and how good our vans are as we only tend to post about probs. I can only see a couple of the photos - is that just me? oh and happy vanning!

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D**n it! picassa doesn't allow hotlinking! That's why you dont see all the photos.

HERE is the link to the album in picassa.

I'll migrate it to another hosting site soon.
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Image links work in googlephoto if you right click on each image & copy & paste image location in between [ i m g ] and [ / i m g ] (remove spaces).

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Tue 04 Aug 2009 @ 18:17 Edit this messageQuote this messagePMQuote this message
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Seen them all now - just great;]

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Thanks to Collin's recent integration of youtube embedding, I just updated the main post with some video clips.
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the vids are great - thanks for sharing and your van sounds in great condition. Keep enjoying

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Hi all! Just added some more photos from the recent trip. Enjoy!
Cheers!
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I think the photos are great. They show exactly how practical these old vans can be, and why we all spend time and money keeping them on the road.

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Brilliant - thanks again for sharing those and I echo what Ed has just said

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Fantastic trip, gives me the inspiration to fix Berties leaks.
Whats the motor bike on the roof?

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thats one sweet van i tell u love the cake too.;]
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Thanks, all. The help from this forum is priceless!
Winchman, the bike is a 1962 Peugeot BB Moped , that needs a minor restoration and a paintjob and (hopefuly this summer) will go on a custom stand on the back of the van.
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I hope you don't mind but,I took the liberty of playing with one of your pics.;)

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Haha, that's neat, bluebedouin . Makes me think that i should make a tuto about http://photosynth.net/ - a tool that makes generating 3D ouut of photos a child's game
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I added some fresh photos from this summer. Enjoy
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absolutely brilliant photos and some great destinations thanks for those .
safe travels
guy

ah lovely van btw

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just read through all this. Brilliant. That van just looks so cool wherever it's parked. Inspirational chap.

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