A fine morning. Great. A few little things to attend to on the wagon. Top up the oil and coolant. Check the filter housing for leaks. Problem solved.
I’m pleased to report the mods to the (Caranex) seem to be working well too. I drilled a hole in each side of the guttering behind a foam rubber dam I glued in, to stop water running into the tent when the the back end is sloping downwards in the rear. It’s not a good thing to be drilling into the roof area but it will be worth it, if it works.
Our first stop this morning was at a Co-OP hardware store to buy some metal mesh to fit in front of the radiator and intercooler. The lunchtime stop allowed that to take place. It’s cable tied to the removable grill. It will stop bugs jamming up the radiator etc,. It will be much easier to take the mesh out and clear it, than trying to blow out the aforementioned.
The next attempt to solve the starting issue will be to replace the battery. It seems ok but if it’s not cranking at the right speed, it could be the problem? If it doesn’t work we will transfer it to the auxiliary position as that battery is waining.
It was hardly noticeable yesterday, that we were climbing. This morning we reached the top of what is called Mountain Road. Whew, nearly needed oxygen. Altitude, 300m. The view from the summit however was …. expansive. Flat land, as far as the eye can see.
Jen mentioned about the changed appearance of everything. Towns, housing etc. looking pristine and cared for. It will be interesting to see who is running the Province, politically. Well, I now have the answer. I have just been quizzing the camp site owner and she tells me that they have had a Socialist government for some time but now have a “conservative jerk running the place”…her words..:). I will say no more..:)
I posted a pic of the “kitten” of the Land Rover yesterday. Today we will have a further look around the spacious accommodation we inhabit.
Our camp tonight is approx 60k’s short of Winnipeg, provincial capital. The decision was to put off facing a big city till the morning, rather than be struggling to find somewhere to camp and paying city prices. This camp is a private one but both reasonably priced at $25 and with all the facilities.
It’s been a beautiful day but a storm is brewing from the east and it’s moving quickly as the temperature has just dropped about 5deg so I’m going to beat a retreat back to camp from the office.
We’ll talk again in a couple of days.
Oh! Congratulations Mike and Wendy on your new grandson. A joyful occasion for you both. 🙂
Noel, thanks for the tip about LED light bulbs. We have made the change in the Landy and they are so much brighter and draw less current. 🙂