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Thread: A Day Out In Tasmania

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Hobart Tasmania

    Thumbs up A Day Out In Tasmania

    Hello My name is Tim and I live Down Under Down under Australia on a Small Island Called Tasmania.
    Yep we r also Land Rover Lovers way down here.

    Anywho I own a 1976 Model 2 door with the following.
    9,500 Lb winch, 3 Gps recievers, One for Altitude and Longtitude and Latitude Readings, One for Guidance and my New Garmin GPSMAP60 & Asus laptop for track Logging.
    Also carry full compliment of recovery gear.
    UHF radio in car as well as a couple of Hand held,s.
    Love my Rangie.
    I have picked up the nickname Gadgets as I also carry Digital video camera and DSLR, to compliment these I also run my Acer laptop with its, huge 17 inch screen to play picture slideshows on and burn cd,s for other members I Wheel with.

    On the weekend just gone I had the pleasure of a 4x4 run on Sunday with another mate of mine Carlos in his Disco with his young Son Alesandro and myself in my 76 Range Rover.

    We explored and area called Snug Tears above the small Country Town of Margate.

    This Town is located 30 minutes from the Capitol of Tasmania Hobart.

    We had a great day and located so many more tracks than we expected too.
    Both of us are looking forward to returning there soon.
    It was a great time to put my new Garmin GPSMAP60 and ASUS laptop to use Tracking our progress.
    The area is covered in lovely Furns and a light fog, we also found the track to be challenging and rutted in places as well as some water to cross.

    Hope u Like the pics.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Fog2.jpg   Hill1.jpg   MatesDisco.JPG   Me.JPG   Me&MyMatesSonAlesandro.jpg  

    MyRig.JPG   MyRover.jpg   Two.JPG  
    We were Born to Explore in a 4x4 with a Winch and a Wrench
    Or to Explore the Net

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Hampton NH
    Great pics and writeup, thanks

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    N. California
    Welcome Tim, or should I call you Gadgets!

    Good to hear from you again here; Nice write-up and pics!

    Hope to see more photos and trip details Tasmania in the future from you!

    Speaking of Gadgets, I am looking for a new GPS for mapping and trail use. I posted this here:

    I am new to GPS use and shopping for a new GPS. Sounds like the Garmin GPSMap60 is working out for you:

    Do you have it as a stand-alone use or is it hooked up to your laptop?

    Want the GPS (besides being able to get a quick SAT fix) to be able to upload tracks e.g. from trail leader, be able to follow (routing), and back up routing (in case, road is closed or trees (not just one which a chainsaw can handle but I am talking trees) blocking the way).

    Chat to you more about this later; in the meantime, welcome and thanks for sharing the photos/trip details.

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    1990 CT D110 "Support and Touring Vehicle"

    1990 White RRC - Dedicated "Trail Rig"

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Granite Bay (Northern California
    Welcome. There are not a lot of 2 door Rangies in the States, so it fun to see them in action.

    '06 LR3 V8 "Rex"

    Gone but not forgotten...
    '92 Rangie (gone to a new home on LRR)
    '89 Rangie (sold)
    '00 Discovery II (new home in Chico)

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Auburn, CA
    Thanks for sharing. Looks like a fun trip. Looks like your little one had a great time as well.

    I really like the pic of with the lights on in the fog.

    All it needs is just a little luvin'

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Half Moon Bay, CA
    Welcome, Tim and thanks for the pictures. Looks like a nicely built up Rangie you have there. Neat trails too. I particularly like the photo of the pint size Rover enthusiast. :-)

    We visited your lovely little island about 12 years ago. Very nice; we enjoyed the wild animal park and a very small but excellent winery out in the country somewhere. I'd like to get back to your part of the world in the next couple years but it's a long bloody flight from here.

    You mentioned UHF radio and I was wondering if you are a ham and on HF as well.
    2004 Discovery II G4 Edition - aka Jack
    2002 Freelander SE Gone.
    Avatar photo by Ron B., Oregon Discovery Trail 2008

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Scotts Valley, CA
    welcome, tim! great to have you here with us. i can't speak for everyone, but i would love to see and hear all you have to show/say about your island country. you folks got any good beer down there?

    look forward to more from you.
    1993 D110

    Nothing beats watching a "dude" wrestle chairs while losing his battle with gravity.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Redwood Valley, CA
    Welcome, Tim! Great to have members (especially RRC owners) from places such as Tasmania (formerly Van Dieman's Land--home of the "Potato Factory"). Also always great to see good pics of another of the rare 2-door RRs. I like the color. Is it original? It's the first time I think I've seen that particular green on a Range Rover. It looks a bit like the old pastel green used on the Series Land-Rovers.

    Granville aka Gran or Granny
    '06 LR3 SE7 V8
    North California Wine Country

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Woodland, Ca
    nice pics. thanks for sharing. be sure to show us some more pics of your countryside.
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Orange County
    LOVE that look of adventure on your son's face. "Oh Look! A stick!"
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