Monday, June 13, 2016

An interesting Sunday arvo...

So, our Sunday afternoon drive through the dunes turned into a bit of excitement when we got a bit bogged!
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 This picture above is looking back at the sticky bit of beach we got stuck on and the heavy tracks we left as we got out.  It was quite hairy as the water was coming up to the tyres.  Fortunately, we hadn't bottomed out so Gus just let air out of the tyres (down to 12psi), we pushed Ruby back a bit and made a runway then he just gunned it and got out...
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Winter beach driving can be perilous along this coastline as high seas come right up to the dry sand dunes along the beach and where we normally drive on dry sand, this sand was wet and very boggy.
We also broke the rule of going 4WDriving alone.  Another vehicle would have been able to pull us out if necessary.  Fortunately, Gus is an experienced 4WDer and knew what to do...we could have let the tyres right down to 6psi if needed.  In dire trouble, we could have put plant foliage, sticks and driftwood under tyres to gain traction.  No needed in this case.  Phew!
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We went along a bit and came to another boggy patch. 
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With nowhere to go but forward, Gus surveyed the situation before giving it a rip roaring go and got through this bit too.  We stayed out of the vehicle and ran up behind when he was clear of the bog.
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The beach has so much seaweed which has washed up in the rough seas...
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This is the same stretch of beach, a few summers back - it is like a highway here!
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When we were well in the clear, it was time for a glass of bubbles!  We needed it by then!
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We then made our way through to McIntyre's Beach, one of our favourite spots.  The sea was very rough and again, the beach was littered with debris from ships that toss their rubbish over the side.  So much plastic!
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Then it was a slow trip back home after our adventure.  We had Gus's mum on board, not sure if she'll come for another drive in the dunes with us! Lol!
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Once Gus got Ruby washed down (to get rid of the salt water underneath her) Gus prepared a Beer Can Chicken.  Rubbed with spices then sat upon a tall beer can, she roasted away until browned and crispy.
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We lit the fire and toasted our toes...
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We enjoyed a beautiful roast chicken dinner...
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...and for dessert, those strawberries in Cointreau, chocolate topping and vanilla icecream...
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A great end to a fun day!
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Cheers - Joolz xx












6 comments:

  1. Wow Joolz I would have freaked out when getting bogged :-( Just as well your hubby knew what he was doing. That fire looks nice and warm.

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  2. Yikes! That was a bit tense for me just reading it. :) Glad you all got home safe.

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  3. Wow, that would have been very scary, lucky for the experience and knowledge to get you out. A very well deserved drink after that!

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  4. That's just a little bit bogged..... My latest post has Mr Chooky bogged...... Took ages to get out and bogged another tractor in the process to.....

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  5. Reminds me of when the boys go to salt creek, it can be a brutal coast line! But they love it, makes me nervous. ;)
    Xx

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  6. Gosh. It would be a shame to have to abandon Ruby to the sea.

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