The Importance of Having a Plan “B” For Everything!!

Yota earlier in the day

Yota earlier in the day

Hi Guys Just thought I’d create a quick post on what happened to us Christmas Day. My Brother in Law Dennis is spending a couple of weeks here and we’re having a great time. After spending Christmas Eve with a group of friends an evening that lasted well into the morning hours we decided to continue the festivities the next day.

We took off to the small town of La Entrada. There lies one of the nicest beaches of the entire north coast La Boca. We arrived early in the morning and secured a table under the palms. Took our cooler loaded with snacks and drinks and just wanted to relax. I left the truck perched high on top of the sand and figured it would be fine while we enjoyed the day on the other side of the beach.

Reaching in to grab the phone and call both friends. Even decided to enjoy another rum while waiting.

Reaching in to grab the phone and call both friends. Even decided to enjoy another rum while waiting.

About six hours later we returned and the tide had shifted. Now I know this looks bad but in 4-wheel low Yota would have easily been able to crawl out of this situation. This was about the time I found out that my four-wheel was not engaging. Since the tide was coming in this was not exactly the most convenient time to discover this.

Last week I was adjusting the front axle play which is something you have to do about once a year. Since I’m using 4-wheel all the time and previous to this it was working fine I knew it was something I had done that was not allowing the engagement. Nice to know it would be a simple fix however with the sand and tide fast approaching it provided little comfort.

Notice where the water is in the previous picture. This one was taken about twenty minutes later. Fast approaching.

Notice where the water is in the previous picture. This one was taken about twenty minutes later. Fast approaching.

Since Ole Barry can be at the beach one hour and find himself 50 miles in the middle of nowhere later that same day I always ask a few friends that I can count on will you be available if needed. After two are I know then I’m good to go.

Look at it as sort of my type of float plan similar if you were going out to sea. Liane and I always did this when offshore fishing. Our plan B if you will.

Time was of the essence so I started calling these two available friends that I know have 4-wheel trucks. Jose to the rescue and within twenty minutes together we were unstuck. No stress just action and it was just a simple fix to the 4-Wheel once back on dry land.

Jose "The Hero" is the happy guy in the middle.

Jose “The Hero” is the happy guy in the middle.

It’ something to keep in mind whether you’re stuck in a snow drift or stuck out at the beach maybe even stuck in some country you no longer want to be in. No stress no panic just take action and always have a good solid PLAN B. A good solid plan B for everything. If you ever need it you’ll be glad you have it. Until next time this is Barry in DR.

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