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    Today's fun trip (piccies for Mel)

    I had to nip up to the 'top floor of my office' today (over 1900ft) to go and have a look at a fence line. Normally this is a 40mile drive on A roads or 32mile drive if I cut across country. However last night we had our first decent snow of the year, so it was time for a wee adventure... cross country time .

    I set of on the A roads, but quickly became bored of driving through the slushiest parts of the tarmac. Too much road salt and crud was being chucked up the slower moving vehicles in front. So it was time to hit the C roads as soon as pos.

    After about 5 miles I hung a left onto this....




    ...which was fun following a bread lorry that was weaving all over the place... eventually ending up in a ditch. I checked the driver was OK (which we was) and set off again,. No piccies of the ditched lorry as the driver might not have been pleased with me whipping out a camera to record his misfortune

    It was surprising how many abandondoned cars I passed. There must have been 6 or 7 of them. Where do people go when they abandon a car in literally the middle of nowhere? iif they get a lift, then they really should consider buying whatever car came to pick them up

    Anyway here's a ditched Ecsort..




    About 10 more miles of white topped tarmac passed without any drama TBH, and then I came across this beauty...




    Excellent

    Before the final few miles of steep uphill lane to get back to the A road I thought it was time for a piccie of the tank...




    Anyway it flew up the snow covered road, most of which was unbroken virgin snow.

    Finally got to the A road about 1 mile below the summit, only to find the gritters had been out doing what gritters do




    Then just a quick short drive to the top...



    Journey's end

    All in all a nice drive - doing 32miles in about 45 minutes

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    Very nice.

    Any jobs going
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    Oh forgot to mention the 4 mile walk out to the fence and back

    Still interested in a job Lee?

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    Yeah sounds great.

    Love walking in the cold all wrapped up warm. And 4 miles is nothing .
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    what piccies for me?

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    I could be tempted Geoff. Would i get a company car as i dont think the VXR would fancy those wintery conditions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel View Post
    what piccies for me?
    lol Its a different Mel Geoff means

    Lovely pics, thank you. I used to have fun in my Frontera when the roads looked like that, 4WD FTW

    *Kind of expected a pic of the fence though lol*


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    No fence pictures??

    Its just not damn good enough!!

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    wow amazing!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willbaroo View Post
    No fence pictures??
    Biggest disappointment of the day for me TBH

    Wish we had some snow like that down here, been years since it has been like that

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