…said him good bye today …
Will let you know about the next
S-Cross - good steady car - bought this one 5 years ago, in red but not metallic. Bought secondhand it was 2015 model diesel manual 6 speed all grip (4X4) model. Leather seats etc etc. We needed an estate car for more space, so we sold it on after almost two years. Historical photos Jarek:
She was a very economical car. Now I drive a petrol car, diesels are starting to go out of favour now in the UK. They cannot be beaten for economy though, and our S-Cross always returned over 60 mpg .
Yes Phil, diesels are my love, I had three previous cars diesels but unfortunately this time with reasonable configuration (all grip + automatic 6 speed) and price (my S-Cross is also second hand one, 2019 year) I found only petrol powered model.
Anyway I am very happy with it
After 15 years, this lady moved on to pastures new with 292,000 miles (467,200 km) on the clock. Original engine, gearbox, clutch and exhaust. Over the years the Quattro provided the ability to drive down roads covered with snow and ice and park on some pretty awful parking spots which was a great help for activating. I now have a vehicle which provides me with greater comfort. Whether it will prove to be as good for SOTA remains to be seen.
Additional note: the Aberdeen plate has been worth a few Brownie points when activating up in Scotland. No such protection with the new motor.
Last weeks transportation to Spartleton hill GM/SS-182.
6 month old Kia Sportage, photo taken yesterday whilst parked for G/NP-010. Needs a good wash! (Odometer is already in 5 digits!)
My Daily and Sota wheels is a 2018 Ford F350 Diesel. And That was the forest fire smoke over the summer.
A 2013 Jeep Compass, which my partner and I often sleep in at the base of mountains before summits. Its a manual transmission, almost extinct in the US but so much more enjoyable to drive.
Until I read that I was admiring how clean it looks!
A couple of alternative suggestions for the more adventurous sort:
Just my $0.02…
That would take about 2 years for your orbit to decay enough for you to reach Earth’s surface. Make sure you pack enough Kendal mint cake/Welshcakes/Deep fried Mars Bars/Fifteens for the journey.
Yeah, but you’ve just got to jump hard backwards, against the direction of travel of the ISS, and that should get you down a lot sooner. Take a deep breath and you’ll be down before you know it. Mind you, if they have deep-fried Mars Bars up there, I’d want to stay in orbit…
Only 28,000 km/h.
Ach, the speeds are all relative anyways - when you’re up there, you don’t notice 'em at all. Good boots will get you down, no problem.