Adventures in Bertie the Lumberbus
This trip has been in the pipeline ever since Hugo bought Bertie off Peat the Pipes. It finally materialised when Dora met Hugo and their travelling dreams came to fruition in the form of a 7000km pan european tour in an upcycled 1985 Bedford CF Ambulance (Bertie).
So it is time we say goodbye to the charming small town of Wimborne, Hugo's home for the past 24 years.
The aim is to breakdown in as few countries as possible...
Expect to see us on the side of the road in Amsterdam; on a recovery truck in Berlin; being towed by horses through Lublin and pushing the home straight from Bucharest through the Alps, France and finally the UK. We will also be able to offer the unique experience of cruising around with us - if you think you are brave enough to travel in Bertie the lumberbus check in on Blablacar.com. Alternatively, contact Hugo or Dora.
“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road
Words: Hugo Pullen | Photos: Dora Damian