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Stuck

The coat goes on
The coat goes on
More discussion and Leah dances on the cones
More discussion and Leah dances on the cones
Ruts - little ones.
Ruts - little ones.
Heros - Jeannie, Adam, Leah and Kalum
Heros - Jeannie, Adam, Leah and Kalum

Those of you who have taken part int his project will know that we have had lots of small problems which we have overcome, that's what happens when you work with a one off or maybe it's a prototype. However today I thought that I might finish the project with a large bang.
Sophie and I became stuck on Eastcliff, I had driven onto the grass, then it rained At 5 o'clock,driving back to the harbour time, the grass was slippy and then I discovered the float was driven by the back wheels as they span on the grass. I kept slipping back as I tried to get forward. Driving the float is nothing like a car, I have been stuck on mud before but you cannot rock a float out on a cliff when it weighs 3.7 ton and there is a huge drop down to the sea behind you.
However I had rescuers, a wonderful family who were walking their dog and then they phoned Dad for back up.We took the sand bags off, we put them over the wheels, Adam and Kalum jumped on the back. Then the team from the Triennial appeared, more movement happened, but I was still stuck. they went off to get some wood to put under the wheels. We had decided that ultimately we could use the Library Truck to tow us out. Then I think it was Jeannie or Leah who suggested the car mats to put under the back wheels, don't try that, the two rubbers rubbing together smoke. But Jeannie got the dog's towel out of the car put that under the wheel and off I drove with the help of a white towel.
Thanks to everyone.

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