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    Borneo, East and Sth Kalimantan

    They said start a new thread. My old job (finished now thank you) had me commuting about 400k to work. I live in Balikpapan in East Kalimantan and I was working mine sites in Sth Kalimantan. On a good day I could do the drive in 8 hours. On the bad ones it took 36 or more. A clue to the depth of mud we drove through


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    No particular order, just linking up from the host site..The "puddle" on the right was over the bonnet


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    My snatch strap just wasn't long enough. Rubber plantation on the right and palm oil on the left

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    When the palm oil trucks get fracked up in front of you it's hard going. See the lump of wood against the yellow truck's tailgate. They tip the body up on the wood to lift the wheels free and get some dunnage underneath. We ahd to clear the bush to the right and then tow the yellow one free. The green one blew the diff up and wasn't going anywhere


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    Kids have to get to school through that shit and all. The school bus


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    This feller fell over.


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    Getting dark but we had to get it on it's feet so we could carry on. Sorry bout the exposure OK. See the snatch strap off the front suspension? We stood him up


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    Good to go, the damage will buff out...


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    The fuit and veg shop on site. Best wash the stuff before you eat it hey.


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    The queue at the butcher shop...


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    The butcher.


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    If you're ever driving over here let the truck in front get up the hill. Good chance they'll miss a gear and roll back on you. This bloke missed, no brakes and back he came


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    See the dozer's tracks? Overloading isn't an issue.


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    The D4 the silly bugger had on...


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    Some of the bridges were a head ache....The little black jigger on the right is the school bus


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    Not an issue for the motor bikes though...


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    Next bridge on...


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    Nearly there.


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    Game over. Spinning wheels on the wet wood. The ute behind us had to drag us back.


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    So we back track a ways and head off through the palm oil plantation, jumping the creeks is a bitch.


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    Nearly there


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    Bottomed out on the lump. Bastard!


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    Best dig it up then


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    Then you tow out the next guys


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    The little school bus jigger couldn't do it. Fill up with kids and whoever else and move along


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