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LsBob
26.04.2008, 13:49
These are some photos taken in March this year when just a few of us made a trip to Gunn Point which is quite close to Darwin.
Photo 1 is of the three of us at the start. The first vehicle is an ex army and the driver has not yet repaired his canvas top and as the temperature was 33C wih high humidity with no shade, he had a rougher trip.:) Might speed him up to finish the job now. The second vehicle is mine a Land rover Discovery 1 300TDi. The 3rd vehicle is a Series 2a now fitted with a Holden motor. Holden is an Australian motor car manufacturer, but now owned by GM. Their motors were reliable, simple to work on and would fit fairly easy into the LandRover and parts were available everywhere and are reasonably priced.
Photo 2 is driving through the typical countryside up here, swampy in parts so we did not venture off the tracks, else the vehicle could sink down to its chassis.
Photo 3 Further down the track driving through Spear grass. It grows quickly during the Wet season of 4 months reaching 2 metres or more in height. The seeds are very long and very sharp pointed and if you have to push a path through them they can soon block your radiator.
Photo 4 Crossing an eroded section, I assure you that the area was rougher than it looked :laughing: :laughing:

We had to come back early as the Ser 2a found one patch of water was a bit to deep so he had to dry his spark plugs out. So this became our lunch stop and as heavy rain clouds were rolling in, we took pity on the roofless Landie and turned back. He only got a little bit of rain as we skirted the main falls.

Nibler
26.04.2008, 15:14
Sorry, but where are the famous australian kangoorous?:laughing:
and here is our white bear ))

Avtokosmos
26.04.2008, 22:00
These are some photos taken in March this year when just a few of us made a trip to Gunn Point which is quite close to Darwin.
Photo 1 is of the three of us at the start. The first vehicle is an ex army and the driver has not yet repaired his canvas top and as the temperature was 33C wih high humidity with no shade, he had a rougher trip.:) Might speed him up to finish the job now. The second vehicle is mine a Land rover Discovery 1 300TDi. The 3rd vehicle is a Series 2a now fitted with a Holden motor. Holden is an Australian motor car manufacturer, but now owned by GM. Their motors were reliable, simple to work on and would fit fairly easy into the LandRover and parts were available everywhere and are reasonably priced.
Photo 2 is driving through the typical countryside up here, swampy in parts so we did not venture off the tracks, else the vehicle could sink down to its chassis.
Photo 3 Further down the track driving through Spear grass. It grows quickly during the Wet season of 4 months reaching 2 metres or more in height. The seeds are very long and very sharp pointed and if you have to push a path through them they can soon block your radiator.
Photo 4 Crossing an eroded section, I assure you that the area was rougher than it looked :laughing: :laughing:

We had to come back early as the Ser 2a found one patch of water was a bit to deep so he had to dry his spark plugs out. So this became our lunch stop and as heavy rain clouds were rolling in, we took pity on the roofless Landie and turned back. He only got a little bit of rain as we skirted the main falls.

Was your trip on time like a small competition or not?
Nature is really beautiful.:)

Avtokosmos
26.04.2008, 23:15
LsBob can you write please about Holden cars and Holden motors!
It will be very interesting for Russian users. As I know it's a very old mark of cars.
If it is not hard for you, please place some photos of models of this mark. Or it will be better if you create a new thread about this car.

And also tell us about Australian cars.

LsBob
27.04.2008, 09:12
Hi Nibler

There are not any kangaroos up near Darwin as the crocodiles ate them all (see photo ) :laughing: No seriously the kangaroo is found in the more open country and we only have the wallabies which look similar but are a lot smaller. They can live in the rocky countryside a lot better. During the day you are not likely to see them as they come out mainly at dawn and dusk.

LsBob
28.04.2008, 15:23
Sorry, but where are the famous australian kangoorous?:laughing:
and here is our white bear ))
Hi Nibler

Here is a photo of one of our white kangaroos to go with your white bear!! The Albino kangaroos are very rare and they would not survive in the wild for long

Nibler
30.04.2008, 00:48
Your white kangoroo is really marvellous! But, being a child, I used to think that kangooroes are everywhere in Australia, jumping and hiding their children in the pockets :laughing: so just as foreigners think of russian bears, that they often walk down the russian streets :)