Hi folks, heres a story i thought i'd share and make you think "sucks to be you"
well anyways on my way back to work (raf fylingdales), high on a hill between whitby, pickering and scarborough. I was driving back through all the snow. going up a hill i was lured into a false sense of security as the road was plowed and gritted so i carried on.
next thing the road got slushy, then more slushy then white, got whiter then bam...stopped...found a 3ft drift, which obviously screwed with my ground clearance and couldnt get free.
with no signal on my mobile phone to get help. i was debating to whether don my cold weather combats, which i always carry with me in the winter months and walk the remaining 8 miles or stay with the car and keep warm.
well after about 15 mins i noticed a new set of headlights and flashing orange beacon coming up from behind. for my safety i stayed in the car and waited. turned out to be the highways agency inspector. after a short discussion we figured we cant do anything right now and the best bet is to get me to some accomodation, so i rang the camp driver up who came to the rescue in a trusty old land rover defender.
but anyways inbetween the time of waiting in the highways inspector hilux, a north yorkshire police turned up coming from the other way...now is it me or are some police members stuck up and have their heads up their own arse.
he was trying to screw me over for going past a road closed sign...as i was about to say something the highways inspector defended me and said there was no sign because he was carrying it
anyways i left the car at approx 2230hrs with the engine off and hazards lights on. expecting the car to have a flat battery when i get back to it i took a booster pack with me.
at 0930 i arrived back at the car and started digging the snow from around it and a highways plowman attached a tow rope to a digger and yanked it out...made short work. but what i was very surprised to find that the car started first time easily sat there for about 11 hours with hazards on.
anyways the car is free and parked somewhere safe now
now what scares me is they say its gonna get worse before it gets better....how much worse can it get here day after tomorrow (movie) i'm thinking
oh well, like i say i thought id share that story to amuse you.