Norfolk Overland Explorers

Wild Tracks Fun Day – November

Well as the some of the team camped out over night from the Exploring Greenlanes run the day before, it was a wet and cool start to the morning at the camp site,

Once all the tents / roof tents were all packed up the day began with a quick brief from Scott about the conditions of the 4×4 off road course at Wild Tracks near Thetford.

With the excessive amount of rain the night before and also the drizzel a the day continued it proved to be quite an interesting learning experience for those who havent driven in a “proper” off road, flood and mud area,

As the day continued more rain fell from the skys and made the course even more waterlogged than what it already was,

Scott had decided to go an explore the “Waterhole” and swiftly demonstated self-recovery using a winch.. after getting stuck in

Scott also had to demonstrate the safe use of a winch when recovering Robin’s Reusty Series Truck the 109 after a failed attempt to get up and over a mud mound which scott had previously failed to overcome (the 109 wanted to prove the 110 wrong! – ended up going pear shaped which the 110 had to left a helping winch up and over) – Video’s on NOE Youtube Channel

After a brave attempt over the steep incline and through the river section (Video’s again on YouTube) Kevin had to then rescue a rather brave little Jimney who seemed to have forgotten wading depth as it decided to plough through a rather deep section of water before cutting out – in chest deep of water – once cleared from the water and back on solid terafirma Malc our Mechanical Officer / Overland Ready lent a quick hand with a spanner to get the jimney back to life.. minus the airfilter and 1/2 pint of water in the engine.. let alone the 2 inch in the footwell..

Once again a Fun day out with quite a few video’s and photo’s to show for it much to the amusement of the Kids of NOE!