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Xmas 05 down South


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Thought I would post a few pics from my 10 days away at Christmas:

A beautiful morning to catch the ferry to West Falkland

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Up and on

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Black & white escort :)

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Christmas Eve on my bit of river

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Christmas Day BBQ - 100% Land Rover

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& 100% whole fresh lamb for the eating :) hate to think how much that lot would cost in Sainsburys ;)

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Boxing Day BBQ - a procession trails across the empty landscape to meet up

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A few non Green Ovals I am afraid :unsure: but a good do!

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Bit of an expedition on 27th, up this:

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Harold's 110 is somewhat dwarfed by the view :)

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Looking out across the islands, not a bad view

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And looking the other way

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Stop for yet another BBQ

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A bit further on

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Shogun looking a bit tiny on the track in the foreground

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Bit of a "Camel Trophy" moment with the tail enders kicking up dust on a clay track

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General bit of scenery, thought it was a nice shot

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Mountain climbing; Mount Philomel

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You know you are high when the local air service flies past below you :)

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Good view from the top

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Yes you can fit 33x12.50R15 and no they don't break the wheelarches :P

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A couple of days of P'ing rain on 30/31 Dec and the rivers and streams were going a bit ape - this is normally less than a foot deep.... I went through it one way, just about had kittens and decided to take some pics with the camera on multi mode as I had to go back through later to get home

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bit deeper now though!!! and this was tackled very slowly in 1st low to try not to empty the stream into the heater intake....

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That bit of weed in the middle of the bonnet is evidence from the first crossing.... :blink:

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the main river was also going a bit quick

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but not as deep thankfully

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enough to give me a soggy fuse box though :angry: plus the usual amount of water inside that you'd expect with Defender door seals being what they are :D

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by 2 Jan the weather had improved again, off to another bit of our farm to knock off some wild goslings for the freezer

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and another bit of our river

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which produces some nice fish :)

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The Letterbox Stream was a bit lively after all the rain

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another part of the Chartres River

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The morning I left, up at 3.45am to catch the ferry, a bit early :blink: but a lovely early morning mist over the settlement

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This is the view from my father's front gate :)

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Back on the ferry and home :(

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Not a bad Christmas though - but I now have some waterproofing to do :unsure:

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It's quite a pleasant holiday, as long as the weather is good :)

Lara, if you can be here by 5.00 you can drink as much tea as you like :D

Didn't take that long, about half an hour to upload and post I suppose? Part of my ongoing campaign to disprove the media image that this place is an icy rock 8 feet across with half a dozen penguins clinging to it, sometimes the weather is less than kind as it can be in any temperate country, but it does have plenty of redeeming features :)

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