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Found an intereseting article on the ABC news site about the dangers of beach travel. Well worth a read..


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-...coast/12307402
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Yeah Dicko, I saw that story too, a timely reminder. In March we were on the west coast of Tassie, just before the COVID-19 closures, and we started to do the run from Temma south to Sandy Cape. Got to the Thornton River, it was probably a bit too wide and deep for a safe crossing anyway, but I did a bit of a trial wade into the stream near the outlet and very quickly found myself in extremely soft sand that had me well up my knees before I knew it, with no end in sight. Retreated very quickly and awkwardly, and pointed the vehicles back for a nice picnic on the coast back towards Temma. I could easily see how that terrain might swallow a 4WD with no possibility of recovery.
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Now that is SCARY. To swallow a horse! I don't like driving on sand at the best of times, but this convinced me not to do it - at least on the West Coast of Tasmania.
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Driven on soft white sand a few times and some ordinary sand beaches when having to get to remote coastal aboriginal communities. Got bogged a few times but airing down got me out. Dont particularly like sand driving. Quicksand is a whole new world though. The clip is indeed a timely reminder of just how dangerous wet sand can be. Think I,ll stick to the hard roads of North Queensland. Wonder how,d you go for insurance as well.
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