bulgaria 2017

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bulgaria 2017

Postby ratrace » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:28 pm

As most of u know i am a little under the weather these days so was told no 4x4 playtime for a while plus i was off work for some time

A few months ago got the ok to go out again but i had to be a bit careful and not get too knack playing.

So told a guide and ask if he would come with me and test my limits. Remember i still have to pay him a day rate. He said of course

well of course i book the time off got my Landrover move to its new home in Bulgaria and waited to go

day 1
guess what it was blood hard work but only needed 2 extra breaks for about 15mins which i was well happy about

not to sure y but unable to upload pic's so will link them from facebook

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as you can see nearly went a bit to far, well nearly

and i told him easy day

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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby Sharky » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:58 pm

Great pics and video :gr8:



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby timberjohn » Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:16 pm

Looks like a lot of fun Michael :gr8: glad to see you're able to get out and about again. :mrgreen:



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby ratrace » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:14 am

Day 2
was a bit less hard work for me. Chris Thomas fitted a new winch for me, after that he notice a small fuel leak which he sort out as well, then guess what the solonoid refused to turn over engine over. So a short term fix was a bypass and it got it start up.
Then we got out after 1 pm but thanks to chris we stay out to about 6-7pm another good day, guess what did not use the blood winch once

new winch

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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby ratrace » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:27 pm

day 3
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In the trees on the left there is a abandoned village, we drove past it twice and didn't see it

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we had to turn around at this mud hole due to trail stop just after this,check the vid link after the next pic

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https://www.facebook.com/51669486115/videos/10154681187756116/

We could see this village but the only way in was on foot, itis about 5km's from the nearest tarmac, you can get to the edge of the village by 4X4 in good weather, forget it in bad weather


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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby timberjohn » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:20 pm

Great pictures Michael :gr8: looks like a good trip. :yes:



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby billbloke » Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:26 am

Enjoying the pictures Mike and glad to see you’re back out there and getting stuck in.


I got a truck and no one's trying to kill me, its a good day.

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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby ratrace » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:23 pm

day 4

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road washed out no way through

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got to test my new winch

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https://www.facebook.com/51669486115/videos/10154683414251116/



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby ratrace » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:38 pm

day 6

the snow in the distance we will visit the next but will it still be there in this 20 deg heat, i dont think so

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1st small tree but they get bigger

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Height restriction on a trail

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https://www.facebook.com/51669486115/videos/10154693389366116/

Now this slope look easy as hell, it was took us about a hour just to get to the top,more air out of wheels

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https://www.facebook.com/51669486115/videos/10154693418451116/

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https://www.facebook.com/51669486115/videos/10154693400766116/

https://www.facebook.com/100000122571528/videos/2056184754395590/

well it did look easy

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put the wire and rope back on

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lost the trail again so we will look around and see if we can pick up another one

https://www.facebook.com/100000122571528/videos/2056355647711834/

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https://www.facebook.com/100000122571528/videos/2057061804307885/

another empty village

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this is a legal road on the map leading out of the village

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https://www.facebook.com/100000122571528/videos/2057205264293539/



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby timberjohn » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:00 pm

Great pictures Michael. :gr8:



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby ratrace » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:31 pm

sorry but to much work

Day 7

this day was a hard day with all the trees we had to sort out, we try for about 3 hours clearing the road but in the end we had to give up because there was just too many of them arcoss the road

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2nd one and oh they get bigger

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3rd and the biggest one

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this one had no big stuff but there was a lot of it

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until we climb around and saw how much there was

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Don't ask

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after all this we find these in the middle of nowhere

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vid 11

hunters lodge

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Chris with his new wife, please note if she say whats down that trail don't find out we got in to some real trouble following her ideas

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not sure u can see the pig but its there

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oh we found 3" of water blood deep

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found the white stuff, not a lot left after another warm day

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deer next

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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby timberjohn » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:34 pm

More great pictures thanks for sharing. :gr8:



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Re: bulgaria 2017

Postby billbloke » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:01 pm

Looks like a great adventure.


I got a truck and no one's trying to kill me, its a good day.


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