Life at the end of the road

June 29, 2009

I’ll try again

Filed under: animals, daily doings, Land Rover — lifeattheendoftheroad @ 10:05 pm

I’m really sorry guys, I know yesterdays post was a little disjointed and I never went into more detail about the footie but I’ve just spent a couple of hours re writing it and lost it 😦 It’s now 22:30 and I’m plain ‘tired and s*****d out after a long squawk’ as John Cleese would say! It was a very early start and a long drive to Dingwall and back so I’m just going to post a couple of pics and go to bed.

The three boys went into the trailer after a light breakfast and we all headed off for the first ferry, stopping briefly at Glame to let a young lapwing cross the road.

Young lapwing

Young lapwing

The run through to http://www.munrodingwall.co.uk/ was beautiful with very little traffic and the ‘Old girl’ going just great after her major service and new drive shaft.  Once the pigs were dropped off it was a major shop at Lidl followed by £17 worth of stuff we could not get there from Tesco. Me being the ‘ideal husband’ usually assists wifey with shopping but after spotting this

Unimog

Unimog

there was no way I was going round Tesco’s pushing a trolley.

With its 117 gallon fuel tanks, hydraulic winch, portal axles, cab, fuel and engine heaters this is my kind of truck 🙂

I thought mine was high!

I thought mine was high!

OK it takes up more room than a stretch limo and is probably only good for 50mph but it does do over 20mpg which aint bad for something that weighs in at over 7 tons!

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11 Comments »

  1. Every guy wants a truck like that.

    Comment by C — June 30, 2009 @ 12:10 pm

    • Morning C,

      You can say that again!

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 1, 2009 @ 5:25 am

  2. Nice to have met you in the Tesco car park, I would not have been there when you arrived but for the constant stream of people who come up and take photos and want to ask questions about the mog.

    Comment by David Gudmunsen — June 30, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

  3. I can understand why every man would like a truck like that but what is it used for?

    Comment by Rienza — June 30, 2009 @ 7:19 pm

    • Morning Rienza,

      I think it’s a ‘conversation piece’ 🙂 no seriously I think a long overland trip is planned by David who’s a phtographer and you can certainly take good pictures from up there!

      Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — July 1, 2009 @ 5:21 am

  4. if anyone comes across the man who owns this unimog please be aware that he is not trustworthy and has made no attempt to pay for work done by myself on this vehicle

    Comment by martin charlton — July 19, 2010 @ 9:51 pm

    • The guy in the drivers seat sold it just after this photo was taken. He has since died.

      Comment by Jim The Crim — December 26, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

      • Wonder where it is now Jim, do you know ??

        Comment by lifeattheendoftheroad — December 28, 2012 @ 1:35 pm


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