I can’t let go….

………..but I have to.  I have a greenhouse to finish.  And lamenting gross stupidity on a massive scale is pointless; that’s how history has played out for eons.  One stupid mass-think mistake after another.  Hell, even a number of our great inventions were accidents……

Face it: stupidity is in our DNA.  It’s why we have the Darwin Awards, the Kardashians and backwards-facing ball caps – natures way of saying, “Watch out! Stupid coming through.”

So, in the spirit of joining what you can’t defeat, I offer the following little pictorial. It’s about putting a small vehicle on an island that has no fueling facilities, no professional mechanics, no real purpose and nowhere to actually go…….

Having said that……………..Sal and I have driven it at least five times………doing just that….nothing much……just looking around……we’re gonna get some ball caps……

We may be just as stupid as the masses but, you know what they say, “….ignorance and a little turquoise truck is bliss.  Putting your hat on backward just adds to the fun.”

The Li'l Turquoise Truck Travels to the Island

LI’L TURQUOISE TRUCK
Travels to the Island

Soon after meeting David, his new owner, Li’l TT is picking up lumber to take to his new island home. There he meets Dwayne, who is also a new(ish) island resident.

Soon after meeting David, his new owner, Li’l TT is picking up lumber to take to his new island home. There he meets Dwayne, who is also a new island resident.

Then it’s off to the boat ramp where Captain Steve directs Li’l TT onto the barge to make the trip to his new island home

Then it’s off to the boat ramp where Captain Steve directs Li’l TT onto the barge to make the trip to his new island home

It’s an exciting ocean voyage for Li’l TT

It’s an exciting ocean voyage for Li’l TT

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Upon arrival at the island Li’l TT, with David’s help, backs off the barge onto the beach

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Oops, Li’l TT is getting his feet wet – maybe island life isn’t so great

But a new friend comes to the rescue...

But a new friend comes to the rescue…

...and helps Li’l TTdrive up the beach

…and helps Li’l TT drive up the beach

Li’l TT is happy to head off with David at the wheel...

Li’l TT is happy to head off with David at the wheel…

... and is very happy to have a quiet parking spot in the forest to call home THE END

… and is very happy to have a quiet parking spot in the forest to call home                                                                                                                                                                   THE END

 

 

14 thoughts on “I can’t let go….

    • Oddly, the little beasty is burning clean, good as gold. It would likely pass Air Care. Aesthetics aside, it is still uglier than an American election but it runs and, well, we ‘tool’ about now and then (Sal to book club and some good friends on the other side of the island). All logging roads in bad shape but I am unlikely to put 1000 kms on it. Hell, the original gas-fill will last over a year or two….

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  1. Keep your eyes open for vintage Tonkas and Hubleys mid-century is back. Like the little GMC Sonoma. Reminds me of Soma. It is a “Brave New World,” and you have got a new toy to bust your knuckles. How close to the cabin can you get her? Good picks.

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    • Two and half miles…give or take…..have to get to her by boat and then walk inland. But that’s OK. Couldn’t drive a Unimog on our own site. Nor an ATV. Not even a trials bike over most of it (moss). But the little TT is good to go down the ‘spine’ of the island on the main old logging road that essentially goes nowhere except to a few homesteads and beaches.
      Sal’s pics. If only I could get her in the habit of carrying the camera…

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  2. We can’t get to our cabin by logging road, but our neighbour across the bay can connect through a trail he built to the nearest one (maybe a quarter of a klick). He brings his ATV in sometimes, but it’s a lot longer and harder than the boat ride. We used to keep our quads over there, but we were limited to riding one section. With the barge we can now go anywhere on the lake that there is a logging barge ramp and roads to ride. Some connect to main roads we used to ride and some are only accessible via the lake, making them less travelled, except by those huge fat logging trucks. Don’t want to meet them on one of those narrow roads. – Margy

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  3. I can’t let it go either. I am sick to my stomach and have only come out from under my blanket to get more wine… sigh.. my only hope for recovery is an awesome herring season full of wonder and awe… I am trying very hard to stay positive but its hard.. i have lost all faith in mankind…. well not all mankind but a good many… sigh.. i dont want to talk politics.. so no need to respond…. congrats on the truck.. carry on in peace …. hakuna matata 🙂

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