Well to say that was an experience is an understatement…Lancelin is 22 miles of beautiful white sand and a 4 x 4 coming down the dunes which have an angle of a massive 45-degrees and which are the biggest in Western Australia was a heart-stopping experience for this lady.
We reached the top and when I looked down…I couldn’t help but utter an expletive…haha… well, I am no spring chicken but my grandson thought I might like it! Bless him…
Well, the adventure didn’t stop there we set out to do some sightseeing …
We drove for a few miles along a sand ledge and we were following behind the lead truck then suddenly the leading truck just run out of trail it just ended and the truck ended up at a 45-degree angle the kids literally jumped out of the windows and sat atop a dune just screaming they were so scared.
The driver an inexperienced sand dune driver was just as white as the sand luckily we had an experienced sand dune driver on board our truck and how he did what he did I do not know to this day he got that truck upright and on terra firma it took a while and much shunting but thank goodness he was there.
The motto never travel alone or without an experienced dune driver.
It was an experience and a very beautiful place to sand board and do some amazing adrenaline rushing 4 x 4 driving and of course when( not if) most get stuck there is always a friendly face to help tow you out. On this occasion we were that friendly face..my advice don’t go on your own…Always go in a group.
The dunes may look awesome and beautiful but they can also be very dangerous to the inexperienced… I cannot stress this enough…
We were also very lucky to see our first wild Ostrich among the sand dunes of Lancelin.
Now I must tell you about the Guinness book of records attempt…by the residents of Lancelin.
World Record attempt, Lancelin Off -Road Muster, WA
15 Oct 2016
Lancelin welcomed hundreds of off-road vehicles to town on, Saturday, October 15th, 2016 for the inaugural Lancelin Off-Road Muster sponsored by Perth Diesel Performance and Line-X.
The main purpose of the event is to smash the Guinness World Record for Largest convoy of off-road vehicles which stands at 154, set in Doha, Qatar in 2014.
Well….. They Dune It!
The previous world record holders started with 411 vehicles and 154 finished.
Lancelin Off Roaders started with 448 and ALL 448 FINISHED.
Now I am going to brag.…
I am claiming Nan’s bragging rights ( still) as my Grandson and his dad were 2 of the 448.
It was not as easy as it looked as all the drivers had to drive correctly so as not to leave the sand too soft for the truck behind as then they would get stuck…There is no other way to put it! … Precision is everything and any errors could cost dearly… the difference between winning or losing.
They also had to be exactly 2 metres from the vehicle in front when they passed the green flag…Not an easy feat at all.
A big well-done guys that must have taken some coordination and planning.
Thank you to Mel for the lovely photos and a big “Well Done” to everyone…
It is now in the Guinness Book of Records.
It was a great day out and the small town of Lancelin can PROUDLY say they hold a Guinness World Record for off-road vehicles which is what the town is renowned for – off-roading!
Don’t forget if you go exploring at Lancelin take care and take supplies…
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