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Old 28th October 2008, 17:11   #16
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Nics pics Sharath,

Hope you have given your GV a good wash especially the underchassis etc after the beach raid.

Salt water is corrosive and the fine sand gets into places you would'nt believe !

Congrats on your daring offroad move!
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We can take both my 4WDs to the beach then.
You want to drive both the cars there? Who's going to drive?
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You want to drive both the cars there? Who's going to drive?
Rudra Sir, Samurai wants you to experience driving GV on the National Horror 17.

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Old 28th October 2008, 19:02   #19
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last time I went there, we were the only ones, it seemed too lonely so we didn't stay the night.
I would dig that, having the whole place. Security is not an issue in these parts.

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Hope you have given your GV a good wash especially the underchassis etc after the beach raid.
I doubt whether the underchassis even touched the sand, but it did get washed today.

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You want to drive both the cars there? Who's going to drive?
I thought you wanted to drive the GV, unless you prefer the Jeep, that is fine too.
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Old 28th October 2008, 20:46   #20
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Considering we are only 10 KMs away from Malpe beach, why should we go 75KMs away?
For the drive! I live on a beach but will drive 2 hours for another. Great report, it always amazes me how you manage to find such wonderful spots / resorts.

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I was asked whether I want to ride the 250cc geared ATV or 150cc auto-transmission ATV. What will a Team-BHPian say?

So I chose the 150cc automatic ATV.
Sacrilege!! BTW the rental pricing is on the expensive side. I haven't ridden an ATV properly but have seen the kind of stuff it can do. Amazing machines.

That's a heck of a day trip Samurai. I like holidays like this, full of activities. I'd rather be on my feet than laze around. And you sure did a lot for a single day.
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Old 28th October 2008, 21:05   #21
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Sacrilege!! BTW the rental pricing is on the expensive side. I haven't ridden an ATV properly but have seen the kind of stuff it can do. Amazing machines.
Actually, I'll tell you the real reason why I passed it up. I thought the gear-lever will be foot controlled like the bikes, and I haven't driven a motorcycle in 15 years. Only when I got on the ATV, they told me it is hand controlled like the scooters. Well, there is always the next time. When Rudra comes we'll take the 250cc machine.
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ATV looks cool. What brand was it? Looks like a chinese one? Any idea how much it costs?
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I doubt whether the underchassis even touched the sand, but it did get washed today.
The reason for washing a car after being on the shore is the salt content in the humidity near the sea, which is corrosive. One need not touch the sand to wash the car.

One can observe, if the car / jeep is parked on the shore for more than 10 mins and if the wind is blowing, the entire dash etc would have a fine mist of water / sand spray!

Am glad you did give it a wash
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Nice travelogue and pics. Wish I visit this place sometime next year.
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The reason for washing a car after being on the shore is the salt content in the humidity near the sea, which is corrosive. One need not touch the sand to wash the car.
Vikram, I am from a coastal village, I know the whole salt-water/beach sand drill. That is why I had it washed despite undercarriage not touching the sand.
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Wow what a trip. Glad my experience could help. Downhill in sand is always easy, its uphill you need the momentum.
Remember that Pajero advert with seawater flying as she races along the coast, try that next time
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Thanks for all the comments guys. I forgot mention that this was the first field outing for my new Zuiko 12-60mm F/2.8-4 lens, it performed superbly, if only I had not switched off the noise filter.
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Loved the pics of the GV on the beach ... awesome!
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What a gorgeous location. Loved this shot



You are taking lovely pictures Samurai. This would make for a great GV billboard ad. The Sun and the Suzuki "S" perfectly highlighted!

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Thanks for all the comments guys. I forgot mention that this was the first field outing for my new Zuiko 12-60mm F/2.8-4 lens, it performed superbly, if only I had not switched off the noise filter.
Don't you shoot RAW? If so how does NR matter?
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