Monday, October 20, 2008

Bring On The Bawdy Wenches

Arrr, Me Hearties, Make It Winches Instead

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Next time you're in Whitehorse, in the Yukon, and you go up the toughest of trails with Charlie McLaren of Shadow Lake Expeditions, you'll notice that he's not the sort of bloke who takes risks.

His SUV (what we'd call a four-wheel-drive) is equipped with everything. And I mean everything. The first shot in this post shows the neatly-wound steel cable on the winch that sits in front of his grille. It's clean. Free of encumbrances. No snags. No rust. If you're wondering about the slim line up the top of the frame, it's simply the reflection of the cable, as seen in the chrome bar above it.

Should the need arise, he's ready to use the winch and flick the switch (above) to get his vehicle out of trouble. And he's ready for anything. As you'll see from the photograph below, he's even prepared for the arrival of, er, Captain Hook.

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)

9 comments:

Lehners in France said...

Well the "Bawdy Wenches" got me here. Was he in the boy scouts at all? As his motto is obviously "Be Prepared." Hope youv'e had a great W/E. Debs x

Maggie May said...

I suppose out in the wilds you have to be prepared for anything. Reassuring to think he had the cable if was needed.
Made good pictures, too.

Seamus said...

Rather tugging subject!

Hilary said...

He'll be prepared.. in every winch way he can.

cheshire wife said...

The wenches are wasting their time - he's engaged!

CrazyCath said...

Now that would be a handy little piece of equipment to have when you're off road...

babooshka said...

Bawdy wenches,winches? Persih the thought.

Daryl said...

Does this get good reception? Is it set for HDTV?

:-Daryl

diane cook said...

My husband has two David. One on his deer lease vehicle, and not on his large Ford King Ranch truck. He is more than a boyscout~he is a Texan =)