Discovery 2017

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  • Darras
    Member Since: 16 May 2020
    Location: Newcastle
    Posts: 749
    United Kingdom 

    Near miss

    A Monday morning muse.

    Well, yesterday the wife and I went out for some shopping. No great deal I suppose, I am north of Ullapool in the Highlands. I didn’t see any vehicles in the 100 miles round trip apart from one Camper Van at the Ledmore Junction on the NC500 that almost pulled out into my path and had to stand on its brakes. Censored typical.

    Here’s a Google earth of the junction, although I probably have it on my BlackVue if I get the time to look.



  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 754
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    100 miles. One vehicle. Incredible.

    It’s been over 15 years since I’ve been that far north, really must make the effort.

    Drives: 2020 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Eiger Grey/Glacier
    Departed: 2019 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier, 440i, 320d, Toyotas, Mondeo, Citroen BX amongst others
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 754
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Btw Darras, were you previously known as Danger Dave on here?

    Drives: 2020 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Eiger Grey/Glacier
    Departed: 2019 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier, 440i, 320d, Toyotas, Mondeo, Citroen BX amongst others
  • Darras
    Member Since: 16 May 2020
    Location: Newcastle
    Posts: 749
    United Kingdom 

    No, not me. I flit between two houses, north Newcastle area and up here.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 754
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Ah, cheers. As far as I remember Dave was in a fairly northern part of Scotland, which is why 2+2 turned out to make 5. Used to post a lot and then disappeared

    Drives: 2020 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Eiger Grey/Glacier
    Departed: 2019 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier, 440i, 320d, Toyotas, Mondeo, Citroen BX amongst others
  • Wolfpack
    Member Since: 25 May 2019
    Location: England
    Posts: 328
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery Si6 HSE Corris Grey

    Re: Near miss

    Darras wrote:
    A Monday morning muse.

    Well, yesterday the wife and I went out for some shopping. No great deal I suppose, I am north of Ullapool in the Highlands. I didn’t see any vehicles in the 100 miles round trip apart from one Camper Van at the Ledmore Junction on the NC500 that almost pulled out into my path and had to stand on its brakes. Censored typical.

    Here’s a Google earth of the junction, although I probably have it on my BlackVue if I get the time to look.




    100mile trip for shopping? I am in bad mood all day after at 3miles trip to sainsburys click and collect Shocked

    Shame we can’t have the Blackvue footage ….with audio. Laughing
  • harrythespider
    Member Since: 19 Jul 2018
    Location: cumbria
    Posts: 404
    United Kingdom 
    2017 Discovery TDV6 HSE Aintree Green

    It doesn't surprise me, its an almost daily occurance for me, having to 'dodge' drivers that 'haven't seen' me., I drive daily a LWB, Hi Top Sprinter c/w DRL, so how the hell they dont see me is unbeleivable. Until recently I rode motorcycles so developed a defensive and observational method of driving which gives me the edge over these idiots. My Disco has autonomous emergency braking etc but I dont think I ever want to test it.

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  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 2010
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    Can't see you as they are busy looking at their phones, which are in-between their knees.

    Amount I have seen, heads buried into their laps at traffic lights, only for someone behind to beep them.

    So blatantly obvious when driving, glancing down for several secs at a time.

    No sympathy if caught and fined.

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  • Road Runner 2017
    Member Since: 14 Jan 2017
    Location: Scotland
    Posts: 2010
    Scotland 
    2018 Discovery Si6 HSE Lux Santorini Black

    [quote="Equilibrium"]Ah, cheers. As far as I remember Dave was in a fairly northern part of Scotland, which is why 2+2 turned out to make 5. Used to post a lot and then disappeared[/quote.

    DD is from the Black Isle, a 15 min drive from Inverness, as am originally from that neck of the woods myself. I think has had enough, and got shot of his D5 as not heard a peep from him in ages. Either that or he has won the lotto and sitting in the sunshine somewhere 🤣

    MY17 First Edition - 3L Diesel Td6 - Farallon Black - Roof rails,side steps,tints,tow bar,mudflaps,door strips.
    MY18 Hse Luxury - 3L Petrol Si6 Supercharged - Santorini Black - Roof rails,side steps,tints,tow bar,mudflaps,door strips,22's,dynamic pack 1,bonnet vents,t.v,dual view,frontcooler,360°camera,rear cooler/warmer,roof vane,black LR badges,wade sensing,door sill plates,boot liner, solar screen,wind deflectors,service plan,tracker,speed camera detector,dual dash cameras,ceramic coating.
  • Equilibrium
    Member Since: 26 Feb 2019
    Location: Bristol
    Posts: 754
    United Kingdom 
    2019 Discovery SDV6 HSE Lux Carpathian Grey

    Cheers RR 👍

    Drives: 2020 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Eiger Grey/Glacier
    Departed: 2019 MY20 HSE Luxury SDV6 in Carpathian Grey/Glacier, 440i, 320d, Toyotas, Mondeo, Citroen BX amongst others
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