The ultimate vehicle
"Janice England" <>
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 21:24:39 +1000
I guess most people have had enough of
this topic but I thought everyone would like to hear a story from
Newhaven. While I was working there in 2001, the Census Dept rang us
and asked if we could help one of their staff who was bogged about 40 kms west
of Newhaven. He was in a 4WD (can't remember what type) with a satellite
phone. A very experienced couple set off in their Landcruiser to
assist. When they didn't return that evening we realised that they too
must have been bogged. So next morning two more vehicles headed out
to help them. When we arrived they had managed to free one of the vehicles
and the other was also out after much digging and winching.
However, their interesting story was about a group
of Aborigines who had come along in their Falcon and on seeing the bogged
vehicles decided to drive around them. They too of course got
bogged. But not to be daunted, they just asked everyone to push and while
the driver spun the wheels, the momentum was enough to get them out of the
bog and they continued on their way to their settlement leaving the other two
vehicles and their occupants to spend the night with the moquitoes.
Was it the vehicle or the driver?
I still smile every time I think about
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