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Posted by John Nichols on April 25, 2021 at 16:09:06 user Mcneacail.

On the cam this week is a picture to the Windermere Ferry road with a note unpassable with cars after 1 mile, 1.6 kilometres or about 3000 cubits

Reminded my of the summer of '77 in the Northern Territory I was working at a seismic station and housed in a mine camp.

Mann Trucks used to send new truck designs out to the mine to test in the bull dust of the NT. Really bad stuff.

So the truck arrives on a Friday and the German crew is due on the weekend.

Guys in the motorshop look at the new beautiful 6 wheel drive truck - say 40 feet long and beuatiful in sort of Luftwaffe gray.

A few beers later, they decide they should try it.

An hour later at the pub quietly drinking, I drank a lot in the NT, 4 guys wander in wet and muddy.

They order a beer, sit down, the guy I work with asks how did the truck go, they said they found a pit and had it bogged so you could no longer see the steering wheel.

Germans come in the next morning, they take them out and say try again.

LOL -- I have seen cars parked on an area of distrubed bull dust and it rains and the car sinks - usually they do not disappear although I saw 6 inches of a vw after rain once.


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