TROGDOR takes a dive
Trip Start May 18, 2003
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There is no car park here, and as I parked TROGDOR on the edge of the access dirt road he decided to take a dive partway down the embankment. It was kind of like an Italian Job moment where I didn't know if getting out of the car would tip the balance and send TROGDOR hurtling down the valley. Fortunately he was wedged on the edge (at a precarious 45 degree angle) and was not going to fall any further, but I did wonder how I was going to get him out!
The first car I waved down was a 4WD camper van driven by two German girls
Second attempt. No such luck, still stuck! A chain would have been very handy right now, but neither of us had one. The girls went on their way and I waited for the next vehicle... A kiwi couple in a 4WD small truck. He didn't have a chain but we doubled up his rope around both tow bars. It worked - TROGDOR was rescued!
Unfortunately I didn't take a photo, it looked very dramatic and would have illustrated just how stuck we were. I was lucky - it could have turned out a lot worse. I'm happy to report that TROGDOR suffered no ill effects from the twenty minute ordeal and in running as smoothly as ever.