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This incident was before a speed limit of 70kph was imposed. There are spots where there is soft sand. This guy got caught out & before they could get to him & pull him out the tide came in & did the rest. The beach stretches for about 30/35 kilometres.
By the way, if you're wondering why the beach sand is black - it's because the west coast is volcanic.
 
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If the truck was already in that lousy of a condition, maybe it was just committing suicide.
 
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Ouch! Bet that hurt his feelings.
 
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I never would have imagined....I knew you have to be careful, but that's extreme!
 
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Pics were taken about 3 weeks after.
 
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So he just abandoned it?
 
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Originally Posted by mech cb View Post
I never would have imagined....I knew you have to be careful, but that's extreme!
Not really, more naive then extreme, lol

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So he just abandoned it?
Not much of a choice Id imagine.

HaHa at least it was just a jeep, lol
 
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This makes me think of the Jeep window sticker that so many guys have... "It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand" hahahah
 
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Originally Posted by oisinirish View Post
So he just abandoned it?
No choice. This was somewhere around 20km's up the beach.
There are only a few entry points to this stretch of beach, some of which is through the state forest & access is dependent on the tides. High tide = no beach in some places.
Get you timing wrong & you can be stranded somewhere & will have to wait for the tide to change, roughly every 8 hours, so to get a tow truck, up the beach, (or through the forest) recover it & get out - no chance.

If you google earth - Muriwai Beach New Zealand - you'll see there is a thin black stretch of beach between the ocean & forest. Some pics of the beach too.
 

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