I went for a short drive along a narrow lane with a bit of an awkward bend it in. I hadn’t been there for quite a while as I’d got in quite a mess last time I tried even though I’d managed and even enjoyed it many times prior. It’s easy to navigate going forward, slightly uphill and a bit narrow in places, but straightforward.
It’s just about negotiable for me in reverse. The road was fine, even though the weather was a bit grey. I made it to the destination, did what needed to be done. But by the end of the day it was dark, and wet and miserable. I misjudged the kink in the slope and ended up with two wheels on boggy ground. I tried to move forward to get out of the mess but i was stuck so i moved a bit further back in an attempt to extricate myself. By then i was pretty much sliding around and getting nowhere. I still had two wheels in sight of solid ground but they had no purchase. I could not get a grip. I was well and truly bogged down. The car was stranded. I turned everything off, locked the doors and left it alone. It was too dark to do anything but sleep.
The next day it wasn’t so wet and grey. I realised needed some people with more strength and the right tools to help me out. It may have been a bit too late before i recognised i was getting myself more struck but once I asked for help it came.
The car is safely home. Its pretty muddy and got a few bruises but its back on the road. I’m pretty sure when i next drive it everything will work as normal.
Thanks to a few friends, and their time and support, I’m back on the road. Parked. But on solid ground.