Monday, 25 August 2014

Scooby & the Brazi Bay Beach Day

Scooby took us to Bournemouth Beach on the South Coast of England on Saturday 19th July 2014 for the Brazi Bay Beach Day. We were really looking forward to this day out with some of our Brazi chums, particularly as we had proposed and organised this day on the beach. So we hoped the recent good weather would stay with us!

The location was roughly central between Boscome Pier and Bournemouth Pier, with the car parking area accessed from the Boscombe Pier end of Undercliff Drive. The intention was that we park together and play together all day - with lots of fun in the sun.

We would need to to make an early start, leaving home at 6.00am, for the drive down to the coast. We would arrive at 8.50am, parking right next to the beach - with sand right outside your sliding door. 

Just after 8.00am the HappyHouse crew arrived and we set up the taped off area for our very own 'reserved parking area' for Brazi Bays - agreed with the council via the  Happyhouse crew.

We just needed the sun to come out and the rest of the Brazi bays to arrive, which both duly obliged a little while later.

We asked for people to consider bringing the following . . .

Beach Shelter and/or Wind break
Beach Ball or Beach Boules
Bright Beach towels
Bucket & Spade
Beach Games
Bat & Ball

Without going into all the details of the Brazi Bay Beach Day, let us simply provide you with some photos to let you get a feel of what went on, but needless to say we had good weather, good company and good times.

 The one where Scooby is pretending to be King of the Castle

 The one where there were 8 Kombis

 . . . and another

 The one where there were 9 Kombis, 1 Eriba and 1 T4

 The one where there were 10 Kombis, 1 Bug, 1 Eriba and 1 T4

Scooby and the 'Brazi Bunch' enjoyed the following activities at different times of the day:

Making sand castles, playing boules, tennis, badmington, volleyball, rounders, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, sun bathing, walking along the promenade, meeting and greeting each other, having a look at the other Brazi Bays, having a 'tour' of the Eriba caravan, having some food and drink, generally chatting, having a BBQ at the end of the day and even some marshmellows!

What a day!
What a FAB Brazi Bay Beach Day.

The photo montage below provides you with many more photos of the Brazi Bay Beach Day. They do not however, capture all that went on - for that you had to be there.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the day - something we should perhaps do again.


Left the house at 6.00am and got back 11.00pm after over 13 hours on the beach!
Thank you to everyone who attended - making it such a fun day out - it was good to see you all.

We do hope you enjoyed it - we certainly did - here's to the next one.

That's All Volks!

Thursday, 1 May 2014

CamperJam 2013

Scooby took us to the VW Show known as CamperJam over the week end of 5th - 7th July 2013. We were really looking forward to attending this show again - we have attended the previous two years; CamperJam 2012  CamperJam 2011 both were a blast. 

As last year, we were in Club Camping with our chums from the Forum,  there were once again a good number of Kombis attending and so it should be fun. (As it was a 'Club Camping Event' some content from this Blog may have been shared with the Forum site).

We took the whole day off as holiday on the Friday and we were the first to arrive at our Club Camping pitch just after 2.00pm. Within minutes however, others started to arrive and after the 'meet and greet' we all set about setting up camp before sitting down for a drink and some chat. 

The weather forecast was for sunshine all weekend and for once they got it right!

There would be too much to try and report all of what went on, some of it you just had to be there to witness. We have however included a photo montage of each of the three days and decided to try and let the pictures tell the story this time around. Hope you like them.

As you saw, there was a Where's Wally theme on the Friday night - did we all not look AB FAB. There were one or two drinks to be had that evening, but we must mention Scooby had made a ' Sherbet Lemon Vodka' drink that was well received - it lasted for both nights - doo look out for the empty bottle in the last montage.

So to Saturday - the main full day.  We doo remember eventually having our own famous Brazi Bay Disco that evening - dancing away in costume. The theme being Hero's for the Saturday night, but it was obviously pretty much open to your own interpretation of what that meant. Scooby was meant to be Alice Cooper! 

Here's what the camera captured. 

Sunday - a time to relax and close the event with a dog show just before lunch.

Sunday - two show entries become winners from the proud Brazi Bunch.

Sunday - a time to enjoy the company of good friends before going our separate ways.

Sunday - a time to look back and reflect and to enjoy our Brazi Bays.

Finally, taking us back to the begining of this weekend here is the 'Arrival' video from Absinthe:

Hope you liked our Blog of CamperJam 2013 - see you at next year's show

That's All Volk's!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Daz Dub Doo 2

The Daz Dub Doo 2 was to take place over the weekend of 21st to 23rd June 2013. Dazdub had once again kindly volunteered to host an informal gathering at his place for Brazi Bay owners from the Forum. You can see our Blog of what happened at last year's Doo here: Daz Dub Doo and we also have a Photo Montage here: Photos For this year's event DazDub and Scooby got their heads together again and made all the arrangements.

The Daz Dub Doo 2 would be an expanded event compared to last year - it would be spread over three days and be bigger and better than the original event. There would even be improved facilities - Daz had added a shower for this year! The proposed programme of events is listed below:


As you can see, an ambitious agenda for a second year - this then is the Tale of the Daz Dub Doo 2. 

We had taken the day off work on the Friday so we could arrive just before lunch time. This would be the second trip for Scooby into a foreign land (the first was at last year's Daz Dub Doo). So whilst we were excited, we were nervous too, remembering the clutch cable incident last year. We left early and were making good time, with the music cranked up to '11' - Scooby was enjoying the run - we made it without any problems this time. 

We were the first Brazi Bay to get there and after quickly parking up, handbrake on, we had arrived! After meeting and greeting our hosts we would wait for one or two of the others to arrive before embarking upon the bike ride to the George III pub. This was going to be great, clean air, good views and photo opportunities, with a drink and a chat at the end of the outward journey.

Well, we were not even 5 minutes from our Kombi when disaster struck. No it was not the weather, that was fine, it was Sharon listening to Penny to look at the view and then going off the road and through the bushes on her bike down a shear drop of 4 or 5 feet! 

It looked really serious, but fortunately it was not. Very quickly it became apparent that apart from some scratches and the odd broken branch there was aamazingly no harm done. No photos of the incident exist, only the slow motion memory of it happening in front of us and being helpless in stopping it from happening. Still enough about that, let's move on to what the camera did capture.

(We all laugh about it now, but it could have been dangerous - next year there will be a different route!)

So, yesterday we had the bike ride, a short trip to the beach from which we quickly returned as it was a little windy, followed by marsh mallows, food & drink and a lot of Brazi chat deep in to the night.

Scooby had prepared a welcome pack for everyone as there would be more people this year - see photo below. Each Kombi therefore received a bag containing the progtramme for the weekend, a pad & pencil, two Brazilian stickers, some round 'mood' stickers, a glow in the dark whistle, a key ring, a pen, a 'noise maker' (there were differnt types) and last but not least a post card of the home of our hosts.

It was Saturday, the main full day of the Daz Dub Doo 2. It would pretty much follow the programme for the day, with everyone bringing somthing from their individual locations from around the country - ie. food and drink. Scooby lives near Reading in Berkshire and Reading has been known for the three B's - Beer, Bulbs and Biscuits - see this link what this means: 3B's -  any way, we brought along some local beer and biscuits, the bulbs were in the head lights (hehehehe). 
Hold on let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's start in the morning: After breakfast and some mid morning Brazi Bay chat we were off to walk over the Barmouth Bridge into the town. First we drove the short distance to the railway station and parked before proceeding to 'walk the bridge'. Here is the montage of the day.

We have for you below a short video of kiteman and his 'fiery balls' from the Saturday night - doo not try this at home kids - thought to be the only moving picture show containing this flaming event and he's not clowning around!

After the full day yesterday, the programme for Sunday was a little more sedate, a walk to the Blue Lake with plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Here is what the camera captured.

Thanks to everyone who attended we had a really FAB weekend. 
So that was the Tale of the Daz Dub Doo 2 - hope you enjoyed it.  
Great Hospitality - Great Company - Great Brazi Bays. 
Enjoyed it all guys - Many Thanks and here's to the Daz Dub Doo 3

That's All Volks!