23rd March 2003
The first trip up to Tong this year and the weather was perfect!
Bright sunshine all afternoon. I arrived about 9.45 and met
up with club member Rolande. after a brief chat i showed her
around the easy tracks on the course. We departed to get on
with driving. The first route i went down had a sign 'Bridge
washed out, long vehicles look first' shouldnt be a problem
in a samurai so very slowly i crept across. Dropped down a
ledge and the inevitable bang of towbar electrics contacting
the ground (i really must do somethng with them!) They ended
up at right angles but at least they still work! hehe! Soon
i met up with Rolande again perched on top of a steep desent!
After contemplating it she decided she respected her Jimny
too much to risk going down! (i dont blame you, its less than
a year old!).
A quick stop for dinner then more off roading. I cant believe
how capable my new MTs are in the mud! i did most of the medium
runs and parts of some of the black runs without losing traction!
the only limit to my progress was ground clearance. i met
up with two more club members Laurel Freer and Mark Roper.
We chatted for a bit then after another drive round it was
time to go home.