4wd trackOctober 22, 2016 in Australia
There was a lot of lightning and rain last night. I stayed pretty long in My car. I tried to find the earplugs for the thunder. But couldn't find them. I searched the hole car and still couldn't find it. So I went back to surfcamp and couldn't find it there either. So that was a good start of my day (not)... But no worries nobody died.
I wanted to get some stuff for my car and get some food. I got stuck with fitzroy falls. I hiked over there to see some waterfalls, it was pretty cool. Especially the waterfall on the cave! When I was hiking I saw an 4wd road. I went back to my car and took that road (movie is coming). The woman from the information desk sad I might have to turn around at the end because of the rain last night. I drove all the way to the end without any troubles, it was a lot of fun.
A Kilometer further an other 4wd track appears, I took the track. This was a bit more difficult than the one before. I used a piece of wood to see how deep the puddle of water was. And mostly it was not so deep. One puddle was just as deep as the bottom of the car completely touched the water. And unfortunately I hesitatet with one puddle to drive trough it. I wished I haven't done it. Unfortunately I got stuck. So tried some things to get out but got no luck. So I started walking and running back. Went to a few houses and finally after 45 minutes(35 minutes walking and running on the track) I found a house where somebody was home. I asked her if she could help me. But she hadn't an rope or chain to pull me out. She called pete (an neighbor) and asked if he got an rope or chain. And he wanted to pull me out with his tractor. She drove me to his shed and there Pete was getting some stuff to dig me out if it was necessary. I sad on the tractor and when we got @ the car. It was only a few seconds and I was out of the puddle. I thanked Pete for his help. The people are so nice and helpful here.
I drove back to the road and headed to an village with the aldi!. In between I stopped. When I would head off I tried to start the motor and heard a bang, than screaming sound and a lot of smoke coming from the hood. I thought nooooo you got to be kidding me. So I turned off the motor and tried again. Then I went looking under the hood and found a broken vbelt of the power steering. So I removed It and started the motor again. So now car driving is a workout for my arms. I'm gonna fix it next week. I think all the shopping centers for those things are closed.
So afterall I had a perfect day! It was raining, lost my ear plugs, got stuck with my car and v-belt of power steering has broken. Pff, but it was an good story for this blog.Read more