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2011 Mini Countryman: Jumping the Berm

December 01, 2011

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Early yesterday afternoon (yes, high noon pics are sooo crappy) I drove our Mini Countryman down to the beach to check out the berm that had recently been constructed. Every year the city of Seal Beach pushes up this 10-12-foot sand wall to protect its residents from finding the Pacific Ocean in their living rooms during the winter.

At first glance, I felt an overwhelming urge to storm the boardwalk and see if the Countryman could make it over the crest.

I fought off the urge. But since the berm is so close to my house, I probably shouldn't be allowed to drive the Countryman again until spring.

Kelly Toepke, News Editor

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