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Land Rover Discovery 1 300 TDi Snow
Land Rover Discovery 1 300 TDi. Smaug's heat melting through the snow.

Smaug

The Beast is in my power now, and I have named him Smaug. He is big, red, potentially lethal, incomprehensibly strong, stubborn, needs flattery and persuasion. He's tough as nails and old as the hills, with a rumbling baritone voice that makes my knees go weak. The Beast took all my money, and he has an unintentional hole in his armour (but I will not say where), and not to forget, he is a quintessential Brit. Oh and dad and I went to a café called “the Two Towers” the day I bought the vehicle. We also flew over and drove past “Fundin” and “Kili”, (actual places in Norway) on our way. I am just about tempted to mount a flame-thrower on him, just so that the list can be completed.

Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi
​Inner service of Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi
Tending the fire within.

This Land Rover Discovery spent its early years around Lake Mjøsa, Eastern Norway.

To buy Smaug we went on a pilgrimage from our local St. Olaf's church at Avaldsnes to the Nidaros Cathedral, the original St. Olaf's church, in Trondheim. That is where our kings were crowned.

That is where we bought Smaug.

See our return journey page; Smaug's Coronation Tour.

Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi rear view
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi rear view of Vintage load carrier.
Open for Dinner.

​Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi wheel change
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi wheel change for Christmas.
Christmas Preparations.

Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi wheel change.
Land Rover Discovery 300 TDi wheel change.
Green November.

Land Rover Discovery 1 300 TDi in front of Machine Hall.
Land Rover Discovery 1 300 TDi in front of Machine Hall.
Machine Language.