My second Series IIa 88" bought in 1981
The picture is on the road from Snowdon towards Capel Curig (A 4086)in North Wales.
We, three young children my wife and the dog were due to go on
holiday on the Saturday and the van we had brokedown, beyond repair, on
the preceding Wednesday so we had to replace it quick.
The Land Rover we bought was practically identical to the first
one I had, but it needed a new rear cross-member before its MOT in the
November. We packed in and off we went, had a lovely holiday and kept
the motor for 7 years until the chassis was falling apart. I did not
have the time or resources to restore it so it had to go.
It to was a 1966 ex-military with dual fuel tanks under the front
seats and the classic military double bumper, which I kept and now have
on the LWB Safari.
The Landy had to live here until we sorted the garage and moved it further back 8 foot.
The first camping trip to the Lake District took us to Eskdale. We
had just had a new frame tent and decided to test it at the begining of
May. It snowed, rained and was cold, but we were happy!!
Sam sitting on the bonnet yet again, at age 4. What chance did he have, he always loved Landys.
Masai Red, just for a change. This was a camp site on the Lleyn in Wales.
Despite the rain we still love Wales.
A green lane almost, somewhere, probably Wales, or maybe Shropshire!
This was near Abersoch on the Lleyn Peninsula
This was a track to an old quarry, once.
Further up the track.
Looking down Nantgwynant near Snowdon, need I say Wales...
Among the trees at Tatton Park near Manchester Airport. The oil
cooler is visible through the radiator grill, this sometimes vibrated
making a horrible rattling noise, nothing to worry about though.
The dog can be seen on the front passenger seat through the windscreen, she was a worry!
Must have been a cold day!