Sunday, 12 February 2012

A smashing time!

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end - and so they did!

It was fairly late in the day when we decided to try one last Pokolbin Forest track.  We had already cleared one smaller tree, when our way was blocked by this much larger one.

Nick, ably assisted by Vaughan, winched most of the tree aside.  When the track was mostly clear, Nick decided he could use the bullbar to push through the last bit.  Sadly the (very thick) branch slid over the bull bar and across the bonnet - then smacked into the windscreen, causing significant damage to the driver's side!

Of course, the damage could have been much worse.  The branch could have smacked right through and injured Nick as well!  Even so, the mood was fairly subdued as we headed home, just as a huge storm hit ...

Definitely not the best ending but up until that point, our first visit to the Pokolbin State Forest had been a wonderful adventure! 


  1. Rebecca, I am so sorry I always try to credit where credit is due but sometimes it is hard to find the correct author. Credit has now been placed and I thank you for bringing this to my attention. This blog has closed and will soon be coming down unfortunately but until that day comes you are now rightfully the owner of that glorious photo again. Also thank you for allowing me to leave it up for the moment.
    regards Julienne

  2. Thanks, Julieanne - I have generally enjoyed seeing how far my goanna pic has gone, and really just wanted it recognised as mine. Thanks for placing the credit - and the compliment is lovely also! All best wishes, Rebecca.