On or around Wed, 28 Dec 2005 22:19:42 +0000, Tom Woods
<email@example.com> enlightened us thusly:
>On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 10:34:59 GMT, "Derek"
>>> J**p cockup.
>>would you like ice with that? expensive mistake!
>I dont understand what is going on. Did they drag it all the way
>through the lake too?
dunno. 's hard to tell.
I think what happened is that they screwed up the original recovery, got it
into an unwinchable position - about picture 4 from the top. The only way
they could winch it from there is by using an enormously long rope from a
long way back. At that point I think they decide the only way out is
forwards, so they've attached a cable to the front and run it across the
lake, then they let it into the lake and winch across - you can see the
cable in the wide angle shots of the lake.. Looks like the almost lost
C99... into the water as well, but managed to winch that back again.
They then appear to have found they couldn't get it out the other side, and
called up the excavator to haul it up the other bank.
Apart from the glass and the bumper, it looks to have survived quite well.
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose"
Alphonse Karr (1808 - 1890) Les Guêpes, Jan 1849