Last week we had a 26 hour holiday. We drove down to Goolwa
on the coast where the Murray river flows into the sea.
The sign said the beach was open to drive to the mouth, so of
course we took the opportunity.
It is fun driving along the beach, watching the birds foraging
on the retreating tide.
we were in our element enjoying the day . . .
that the tide had turned . . . oops
Now what do you do when you have made no provision for
driving on sand? You use emergency measures . . . working
against the incoming tide we took the mats out of our newly
cleaned car and used them under the wheels to get a grip.
Two rotations of mats under wheels, digging them out and
repeating the process, and we were heading back along the
beach holding to the allowed speed limit of 40km all the way
as the sea came tumbling in and the strip of beach narrowed
made it back to the safety of the car park.
So much for trusting signs!
chips on the planet which we indulged ourselves with on the
riverbank with the golden glow from the setting sun.
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