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Flamingo point 4 wheel drive trail and flat tire

Ev and I took off for a quick tour of flamingo beach and point while the others napped. We drove out to the end of the point and we’re sort of sandwiched between estates with a stunning but only 180 degree view of the ocean, mountains, and islands.  Here is a shot, pretty amazing.

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Good stuff

But I had heard there was a 360 degree view and was going to find it.  We backtracked only 20 yards or so and there was a super steep dirt road.  Ev was scared and said so.  I dropped our little Suzuki into 4wd and gunned it up the slope, bouncing and careening with little room for error, into a hairpin turn and boom, we were at the top, nothing but trees and some building equipment and incredible views in all directions. 

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At the tippy top 360 degree views

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Then perhaps the sketchiest part, turning around with a 4 or 5 point turn without backing off any of the cliffs surrounding us.  Managed to pull it off and also make the hairpin turn.

Alas I did something wrong or just had payback for my good fortune in the form of a flat tire… but made the best of it and had a great time with my huge helper ev who loved every bit of it and was right in there unscrewing bolts and everything the entire process.

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And

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Big pointer – the lever to twist the lift I couldn’t find and took a zillion twists with the little wrench – come to find out the perfect tool was attached to the TOP lid of the compartment with the tools in it, duh.  5 extra seconds of searching would have saved me ten minutes I bet.

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