13th October 2002
Met up with Jamie and Alan at the Tibshelf services on the
M1, and set off in convoy, destination Tong.
Two Samurais and one SJ (the latter being on a trailer towed
by Alans Frontera). We arrived at Tong and met up with Dave
in his Vitara and Debbie in her Samurai. Did some off roading,
Jamie tackled the famous Rubi-tong rock crawling section,
and, after a valiant effort, returned with a smoking clutch.
Back by the burger van, Debbie turned up while we were standing
"Seen a rear wheel-arch for a samurai on your travels?"
"Err, no why?"
"Ive lost one!"
Sure enough, there was a space above one of the rear wheels
where once there was a wheel arch. A search party was sent
out but to no avail. This, later turned into a full scale
mud fight between me and 'Her-with-3-wheel-arches' My zuke
ended up with globs of mud all over it. I got my revenge when
she went to the loo, and hastily drove off before she returned.
Alan left the site early, leaving me and jamie to have a
final drive round before we set off in convoy just before
*NO PHOTOS* - film failed to wind on in camera.