Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Happy Christmas

Yes, I know - Where have I been ?  You probably thought I'd chucked-in the alooominum towel & bought an SOB. But NO !

Despite running through a sticky patch when every decision I made seemed to be the wrong one and time  slipped through my hands, I'm still true to the Airstream faith, and best of all 
- the Flying Cloud is HOME AT LAST !

You'll know form my last (distant) post that after the VATCo meltdown, I moved her to near Tewkesbury

to the safe haven of Vintage Airstreams 

So a very big thank you to Sam Harkness who runs Vintage Airstreams - he's been extremely helpful 

and if you're looking for a fantastic restoration, I can highly recommend them, they do beautiful work.

So despite, having a haulier lined-up for the past two months, I waited & waited...

...and then finally found someone else who had an empty load coming back to Devon

... and off we went

The skin has only had the first cut with F8 but she still shines in the landscape

and on the M5 heading home

Nice shots by my son, Sandy, on the way home

Winter sun

and rain...

Even time to get ahead of the lorry & snap her from the motorway bridge...

It was just getting dark as we got home to Dartmoor

No Landrover this end, just the trusty, ancient Volvo

Overnight at our neighbour's farm

and then down the road to a secure storage unit

Now that's a view I've waited rather too long to see !

And that too !

So there she is, finally in Devon.

We're off to Australia to see family for Christmas, so she's safely locked away and the restoration will continue in the New Year.

Happy Christmas to you all. 
And hopefully see you 'down the road' in 2012.


  1. Thanks for the update. '12 is stacking up to be a great year.


  2. I sure have been curious about what is going on. Godspeed.

  3. Chris,
    Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog. And, it's great to see you back at it. Australia for Christmas, nice, it should be the middle of summer there.

  4. I must say, especially from those overpass shots she looks quite regal, like a royal jewel being escorted down the highway to her country home.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!