|Female northern harrier|
Paid a mortgage at the bank, down to two now. I decided to go get my new car dirty, to see what it could do in tough conditions.
It was a grey, cold, wet, blustery day. I knew that it was risky going out to my sanctuary after so much wet weather.
My suspicions were unfortunately proved correct, there was a chain pulled taut across the front of the Reserve. I guess they didn't want people getting stuck and tearing up the trails.
I decided to try the Walker Pond Rd. and thankfully it was still open.
I drove straight into the middle of every large mud puddle and bog I could find and the all wheel drive reacted splendidly, never a real fear of getting stuck.
The Mazda CX - 5 awd is a gem. Christened it with a thick helping of mud, as it should be. No prissy suburban Rover here in my stable.
Gives me a bit more reach and some days it is just easier.
Dark and rainy, I wasn't going to do anything but enjoy my feathered friends and have a good time enjoying the peace and solitude.
Once again I had the place entirely to myself.