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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Day 11 - NZ

Quote of the Day
"Benny and I are now exclusive" - Morgan

Cookie says...
Last full day today. Before sleeping we decided it would be a full day on the hill. After falling asleep, we must have agreed that we'd sleep in. Didn't matter, it was typical of every other day and besides, we're on holidays. Popped into Macca's / Subway for breaky just like yesterday and then made tracks for Remarks.

It was on hold till 8 but it was open. It was raining in QT, sleeting around the 6km mark and snowing shortly after that. The report said chains for 2WD's at the 12km mark which was why I get AWD's so we were waved on through. There were a few cars passing us in the way down and made it to the second last turn before discovering why. For three years running now I have seen a car in the ditch... and we nearly joined them. At the corner we'd slowed to avoid the car and lost traction and started slipping... backwards... down the road... all good though. We were on snow. Could have been a different story if it had been ice!

This makes it a hatrick of car-in-a-ditch photos!

After backing down the road slowly, one of the Remarkables guys came past and ended up towing us up to the carpark during which we watched another car sail past us into another ditch. It was puking snow and blowing everywhere which would have made it a positively crumby morning on the field. The carpark dude had a guy down to help us with the chains and we made our way back down the hill.

Beno and Morgs texting God for help

We made it back to the fort and Beno headed out to do a few things. We had some stuff to pick up, met up with Ben and headed to Winnies for a late lunch.

Morgs and Ben sharing a quiet moment...
blisfully unaware that we were sharing the table with them

I hadn't done much time-lapse so I thought I'd give it a crack. Wasn't that great a location but that's okay, I stood out there freezing my bum of for a while before the others joined me. Once it was done we did a little souviner shopping and headed home to pack.

1 comment:

  1. Hey mate, looks like your having fun.

    Saw the photo of a car in a ditch and thought things had gone pear shaped for you but good to see your all good.

    I'm jealous of the travel. I didn't even get to make it to the snow this year and its just around the corner from me.

    You'll have to let me know next time your going, i might just join.

    All the best