Sunday, 9 October 2016

40 years of age last week ...

I have been rather busy with lots of things over the past 6 months or so. Sadly my TR7's haven't been much part of that. But time moves on, and last Thursday it was exactly 40 years ago that my current restoration project was first registered (and in the Netherlands). So time for a little bit of history, or how the car used to be in her previous life, and as I bought her ...

Looking back at some of the work already done, dismantling finished ...

Shotblasting finished ...

Metalwork in progress ...

Metalwork finished:

Paint preparations and painting:

Various ...

The initial plan had been to finish the restoration by the time she turned 40, and thus being tax exempt. But I abandoned that schedule well over a year ago. Initially caused by the paint preparations taking longer than planned. But also by work that had to be carried out (or actually is still in progress) on the Defender I bought well over a year ago as my daily driver. And there's my work of course which takes a lot of my spare time, together with my other hobbies, the trumpet(s) and my camera's :-). To be continued!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Back to work ...

With my holiday nearly over it is time to mentally prepare for the office again, but also time to look back at another great walking holiday in the village of Sankt Martin in Passeier, Süd Tirol. So again time for my annual photographic report;

In the forests above Sankt Martin in Passeier

The small pilgrimage church of Mörre, Passeier Tal

A fire salamander in the forest above Mörre, Passeier Tal

In the fields just outside Sankt Leonhard, Passeier Tal

Typical wooden roof tiles on a farm building near the Jaufenburg

Tea room in Sankt Leonhard, when you find the entrance that is ...

Faltschnal Alm Hütte, Pfelderer Tal

Guarding the entrance to the Faltschnal Tal

The Lazinser Hof, Pfelderer Tal

Small Field chapel outside the Ski resort of Zeppichl

Seeber Alm Hütte

The Seeber See

The Timmelsjoch seen from the Seeber Tal

Small farm seen through the low hanging clouds, Vellauer Felsenweg

Near the Römer Kehre, Urweg Jaufen Kamm

View from the Fleckner Spitze towards the Ratschings Tal, Urweg Jaufenkamm

On the flanks of the Saxner, Urweg Jaufenkamm

Fleckner Hütte, Urweg Jaufenkamm
(this used to be one of their tables ...)

View from the Timmels Alm on the Timmelsjoch and the Seeber Tal

Große Timmler Schwarzsee

The Timmels Alm with the Schneidlahngrat in the background

One of the many tributaries of the Passer River

On the Timmels Alm

Ancient iron clad door of the Schildhof Gereuth, Sankt Martin in Passeier

Doorstep, Gruber ...

Fiecht Jöchl, Falser Tal

The Fagls See

Typical farm buildings, Unterwald

Ultner Höfeweg, Ulten Tal

The little hamlet of Wanns, at the entrance of the Wannser Tal and the Sailer Tal

Sankt Johann Kirche, Wanns

Autumn colours, Sailer Tal

Typical "Forstweg", Seeberg Alm

Larch trees,Jägersteig Wannser Tal

Sadly getting there turned out to be a bit of an ordeal resulting in a very late crossing of the Timmelsjoch in dense fog