You can go faster, but I can go anywhere.

It is about Land-Rover Defender, not about my car.

Yesterday we have got new experience.


We were in the way to the party, but 100m before party (see image). Our party could be finished before it is actually started.

Firstly, I have thought that hurdle – puddle was not so difficult to overtake, but I was wrong. Because there was small but real swamp, I have pushed acceleration, but no joy.

Bumper almost sinked in puddle, one tyre went to swamp and it was impossible to move forward and backward.

At the beginning there were no any panic moods, because there were Defender, which followed me. So we have all tools and options from Defender to save the World (uh, my car), as well big enthusiasm from my lifesavers.

However, we had jammed with one small problem, there were not any place at the back side of the car, we could attach wire to pull car from swamp. There was extremal way to pull from front side (remember sinked bumper), but it was not possible to find place, where to attach  saving wire as well. Even with Normis miner lamp and de-miner shovel did not help.

So, that was time for first panic. However, we was lucky. Because our destination was 100m from this place. So, Defender driver flew over the muddle and drove for the additional help. Our lifesavers company joined owner of the house (where party had taken place).

He brought some magic tools with him,

1) wooden stub;

2) 2m wooden beam;

3) small wooden plaque.

So, the idea was to put wooden plaque under the tyre you see on the photo.

We take stub,

put wooden beam on it,

placed one side under the car, then carefully lifted up car left side, 3 males required (remember, we were going to the party).

So, we lifted car left side and Defender driver digged wooden plaque under the tyre, between tyre and muddle (for clutch). Huh, Defender driver is woman by the way 🙂

First try was unsuccessful and plaque almost injured one of the lifesavers (Normis), it flew few centimeters near his knee, when lifesavers were pushing car and driver (me) was trying to move backward. But second try was successful.

Logically that lifesavers clothes were dirty, not suitable for the party anymore. So Defender passengers (lifesavers) drove away to change clothes and were back after hour with additional guests.

Party was nice (and odd from other side), however it was worth to get an experience like that.

4 responses to this post.

  1. my experinece on March. But it looks nicer on a picture than it was in real life.


  2. Posted by Sergejs on December 10, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Smeerfs, aha I remember this one, but there is not so much muddle and daylight 🙂
    However, I have have more advanced aid tools, but the lifesaver company was almost the same 😉


  3. Posted by Idetrorce on December 15, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    very interesting, but I don’t agree with you


  4. Posted by Sergejs on December 16, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Idetrorce, which point is incorrect for you ?


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