Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Land Rover's training manual for off road driving advises to proceed as "slow as possible" and "as fast as necessary." Buster has the slow part down, but struggled with the fast. There were three times when we needed to winch him. Perhaps a more skilled driver could have made those climbs, but it was me behind the wheel.

Of the vehicles on our trip, he was a favorite. The fact that the kitchen was always ready, no getting the stove out of storage when we stopped for tea. Our bed was just above ground level, and not in a roof top tent, that required negotiating a ladder when nature called. Plus we had a heater on the coldest nights.

Saturday and Sunday I went out to Busters garage and cleaned the gear and returned him to being beach buggy ready. Sunday was warm and sunny when I washed him and vacuumed out the interior. Surveying the damage that included a loose cabinet door and a balky folding bed, along with a nasty gash on the rear quarter near the tail light where I hit an outcropping of rock. Oh and a cracked windshield.

Kim

2 Comments:

Anonymous Robert Taylor said...

"a nasty gash on the rear quarter near the tail light where I hit an outcropping of rock." Thank gawd you were driving in the desert and not in town. ;-)

2:40 AM  
Anonymous VJ said...

No you got off awfully lightly for such a foolhardy venture for Buster. Glad you made it back home safe! Cheers, 'VJ'

11:17 AM  

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