Discovery 2017

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  • gavinadams
    Member Since: 25 Nov 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 92
    Australia 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    First trip off-road - central coast NSW Aus

    So this was a few weeks ago.
    Sunday 29th March, invited by two friends one with a land cruiser 200 and the other with a Pajero.
    We headed off with our socially isolated kids for a drive through the Olney state forest and Watagan mountains North of Sydney. It had been wet so it was a bit muddy and slippery in parts.
    We thought it might be our last chance to get out for a drive. And yes it was that night our prime minister locked down the country.

    This was to be my first trip off road since the LRE course in the blue mountains at Lithgow.

    My mate captured a couple of videos of some water crossings and travelling up a moderately steep slippery trails. I’ve uploaded them to YouTube for your viewing pleasure Very Happy

    Slippery trail:


    Splashing around in the water:


    My tyres are stock Goodyear eagle F1 20”.
    They handled it pretty well, only one significant arse puckering moment on a rutted 90 degree right hand turn and I didn’t have a good line. Thought the backend was going to overtake the front and head off to the left in the bush.

    Will try and post a couple of pics below too

    D5 MY19 HSE SD4 Loire Blue - Ebony seats / Ebony headlining - Dark Satin brushed aluminium trim - 7 seats - Heated and cooled front seats - Privacy glass - Black roof rails - 360 cameras - Capability plus pack
  • gavinadams
    Member Since: 25 Nov 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 92
    Australia 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    Some pics from the day

    Front off, recovery point exposed ready... just in case



    Early in the morning... Aussie bush and shiny car



    Later in the day



    D5 MY19 HSE SD4 Loire Blue - Ebony seats / Ebony headlining - Dark Satin brushed aluminium trim - 7 seats - Heated and cooled front seats - Privacy glass - Black roof rails - 360 cameras - Capability plus pack
  • hocks172
    Member Since: 24 Aug 2017
    Location: Brighton
    Posts: 36
    England 
    2017 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Lux Firenze Red

    love it! I'm no where near brave enough to do that with mine Bow down

    D5 2.0 HSE LUX,
    Previous LR: D3 HSE, RRS HST, Evoque Dynamic Lux.
  • Jarse
    Member Since: 12 Jun 2019
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 13
    Australia 

    Might have to organise group a run up there in the future, Gavin. Thumbs Up

    Nine out of five pilots are lysdexic.
  • gavinadams
    Member Since: 25 Nov 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 92
    Australia 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    Absolutely.
    I’ll be keen to miss the more overgrown trails next time.

    Got some pin stripping I’m yet to polish out. Sad

    D5 MY19 HSE SD4 Loire Blue - Ebony seats / Ebony headlining - Dark Satin brushed aluminium trim - 7 seats - Heated and cooled front seats - Privacy glass - Black roof rails - 360 cameras - Capability plus pack
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 593
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    Your trip brings back memories and my D4 came back with loads of bush pinstripes as well. Lots of overgrown tracks there, I haven't been there back since. Mud is still the same colour.



    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver e-Diff
    IIDTool BT
  • gavinadams
    Member Since: 25 Nov 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 92
    Australia 
    2019 Discovery Sd4 (240) HSE Loire Blue

    There are plans afoot on the Facebook Aus D5 owners Group for a day trip to the Watagans on Sunday Aug 9th

    Let me know if interested

    D5 MY19 HSE SD4 Loire Blue - Ebony seats / Ebony headlining - Dark Satin brushed aluminium trim - 7 seats - Heated and cooled front seats - Privacy glass - Black roof rails - 360 cameras - Capability plus pack
  • IndusD4
    Member Since: 28 Jan 2018
    Location: Sydney
    Posts: 593
    Australia 
    2018 Discovery Td6 SE Silicon Silver

    I won't be able to join you, I am working that weekend.

    Ron

    2018 D5 TD6 SE Silicon Silver e-Diff
    IIDTool BT
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