A load of bull horn!

Land Rover AFRICA Magazine - - LETTERS -

Our Landy, Bul met die Harde Hor­ing, is very spe­cial to us. We re­side in Se­cunda, but of­ten, my hubby Mar­ius trav­els to New­cas­tle on busi­ness. On one such oc­ca­sion, he spot­ted a white Se­ries III Land Rover with a “For Sale” sign parked on the side of the road, and was adamant he wanted to own it. Mar­ius even­tu­ally bought the Landy, and it was his new toy. On a Sun­day af­ter­noon, VD CDBHCDC SN CN @ AHS NE Nff- QN@ CHMF. ( S was the rainy sea­son in Se­cunda, mak­ing ev­ery­thing muddy and slip­pery. But we were hav­ing so much fun. How­ever, the old Se­ries had one snag – the throt­tle link­age un­hooked from time to time. As we came around the cor­ner, we spot­ted a big black muddy hole up ahead. Mar­ius, with a sly grin, said: “Gaan ons deur hom ry?” But be­fore I could re­ply, he slammed the ac­cel­er­a­tor and we landed smack, bang in the mid­dle of this black hole. Sur­prise, sur­prise: the link­age came un­done – no throt­tle. Mar­ius climbed out and ev­ery­thing was cov­ered in black mud. I warned him that I would not wash his clothes when we got home, but would throw them in the bin. He even­tu­ally hooked the link­age back and we tried to get the Landy out of the hole. But there was another prob­lem: the front and rear bumper was stuck in this hole and we were not go­ing any­where. We called for help, and all we could do was wait. Then Mar­ius said: “Nou moet dit nog net be­gin reën.” @ MC fiUD LHMTSDR K@ SDQ, HS came pour­ing down. We were still wait­ing for help, when Mar­ius said: “Nou moet dit nog net be­gin hael,” and as true as bob, it started hail­ing like crazy. That’s when I told Mar­ius that he best keep his mouth shut. Even­tu­ally, our help ( in a Toy­ota bakkie) ar­rived and he asked Mar­ius how in hell we got this far, be­cause the Toy got stuck twice. Apart from all the em­bar­rass­ing LNLDMSR, VD G@ C KNSR NE ETM @ MC SGD fiQRS SGHMF VD fiWDC NM SGD L@ MCX V@ R SGD RSTOHC link­age. We still laugh about that day, but at that mo­ment, I was fu­ri­ous be­cause a Toy­ota had to come and help us. Yolandie Oden­daal – Se­cunda

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