|The well-used 1994 Pajero V6 churns through the muck on what was supposed to be an easy track. Will the sausages have gone cold before we get out?|
The first track was easy; the second the track from hell – overgrown, rutted, muddy, wet; you name it. Ah well, that's the thing about off-roading – the only thing to expect is the unexpected. The sun had slipped behind the horizon before the final truck was out, so there went Happy Hour. But on the other hand, what a great opportunity to get in some recovery practice, watch some winching and improve lopping techniques on the gorse. I went home after the driving, but I'm told the hospitality at WestBrook Winery was excellent. I could have used some of their product next morning after spending more than three hours cleaning the Jeep. I collected enough clay from underneath it to take up pottery as a hobby, though.
|So this all looks easy enough, but wait, there's more … much more.|
|A 1993 MU 2.8 diesel cautiously tests the depth of one of the holes.|
|Warn 8274 on Trip leader's Samurai gives a JK Wrangler a little help.|
|Simex shod 1997 TJ Wrangler Renegade with auto shows this hole who's in charge.|
|Sigh. The afternoon started out as such a cruise; the worst obstacle was the digger arm. Please hold comments about this being how Aucklanders prefer all their off roading.|