Well June turned us from Summer into winter almost overnight. However lately the temps have been better even though its wet.
We had a good turn out on the 12th June at the Pink Ribbon Run of Port Valleys at Kawakawa, with 5 Kauri Coast trucks there. A different type of run up a river, crossing in and out of it. Not overly challenging but a fun afternoon all the same.
The Brass Monkey Run on Saturday the 18th June ended up being a very mild winters night, no rain or frost in sight… Maybe due to Gary’s very impressive bonfire, fueled by Patch’s “large Log”. A group of us had an interesting drive down the beach inland from the dunes, requiring some extra support for female passengers. Although some even tried it “commando”only to endanger their driver with black eyes, and distract following trucks with views in the wing mirrors!!!! It was a great way to get down the beach rather than just driving on flat sand. The hill up to the lighthouse appeared to be challenging as the sand was very soft, some of us not used to a heavier Surf instead of a Suzuki only getting 3/4s of the way up!!! The night was spent by the 12 members and others yarning around the bonfire, and then in the morning after cooked breakfast’s some opted for fishing while others went exploring again. Then back home by road as high tide prevented us from driving up the beach.
Put some thought towards using local 4WD areas and also working in with other 4 wheel drive clubs. I will bring this up at the next meeting to gauge the clubs support towards combining some runs with others.
“Just remember if your wheels are turning and your going nowhere… your probably stuck”!!!!!!!!!
Yours in 4WDing
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