Oscar, the 1978 VW Westfalia. This “Champagne Edition 2” was a special edition, and in the 70’s the special edition colour was brown. It didn’t get us there in a hurry, but it got us there in style, and helped us to make some new friends along the way.
Starting in June 2013, we headed out from Edmonton, Alberta for the open road. First driving north to Fairbanks, Alaska before pointing the van south and travelling across the three American continents to the south of Patagonia in September 2014. Along the way we met up with some old friends and made some new ones. We were welcomed into peoples hearts and homes, camped in busy streets and isolated wilderness. We have tried our best to share our experiences, the good and the bad, with our friends and family and anyone else who cared to follow along.
Our faithful brown bus has now been passed on to new owners who plan to take it home to Europe, for many more adventures in the years to come. And we have moved back home to Western Australia.