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Bluelandy, We Sank Our Land Rover Defender :: Video of the Week

Video of the week

In this video of the week, tells a cautionary tale of how a momentary lack of judgment can have dire consequences when exploring unknown off-road trails. Kai and Irati, aka Bluelandy, sank their Land Rover Defender just one day after crossing into Argentina and found themselves in a dramatic situation with potentially far-reaching consequences.

While driving along the paths next to the Uruguay River, which had swelled due to weeks of heavy rain, flooding nearby roads, the couple found themselves over seven miles away from Yapeyú, a town in the province of Corrientes. It was here that they decided to attempt a river crossing without first testing the depths and trail condition, a decision that quickly turned into a nightmare as the Land Rover drifted away from the obscured track and plunged down a bank.
It is relatively easy to avoid such a situation by taking the time to walk and explore an unknown water crossing. Kai and Irati will certainly not be making that mistake again. The outcome could have been so much worse had the bank been steeper and the water deeper; the couple were lucky indeed that the story had a happy ending!

YouTube: Thebluelandy

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell