Friday, February 11, 2011

R.I.P. the Dipmobile

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the break up of a wonderful relationship here in Birders in Boxers - Wayne's 'Dipmobile' is no longer with us. Gone into the hands of a non-birder who will never ever rev it up at the crack of dawn to travel hundreds of miles for a spectacular dip.

The one and only - the original 'Dipmobile'

A faithful friend, Wayne's trusty steed never let us down. (It's a shame the same can't be said for the birds we chased in it). Many a happy hour was spent in its comfy seats on our way to twitch the latest mega. Many more unhappy hours were spent in it on our way home from dipping on the latest mega.

R.I.P. Dipmobile - we'll miss you. But hang on . . . what's this?

Yes, Wayne has upgraded to an MPV Ford Galaxy. A 7 seater motor no less, and two of the seats can be folded down to make room for our 'scopes, tripods, flasks and sarnies - not forgetting Jeff's cameras and long lenses. More legroom for the boys on those long journeys. We'll probably continue dipping, but at least now we can dip in comfort.

"The Dipmobile is Dead - Long Live the Dipmobile!"

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