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Old Vermin Folkies and their vehicles (51* d) RE: Folkies and their vehicles 20 Sep 10

The Sidmouth camp-site rather aided the decision to get a Subaru Forester estate. It was wet grass, not even mud, which required the predecessor - a Skoda Octavia - glorified VW Golf and quite a nasty thing in some ways - to be driven on a shallow diagonal across the slope to make progress uphill. The trick was to get it moving across the slope and very gently point it higher.

The Forester gave a very smug feeling with a clean ascent starting by the showers when the proper Land-Rover immediately before had got stuck at first try. And as for going straight up-slope unfussily - not even in low range - when all around had been sliding...

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