Everything takes so LOOONG !!
23 days till the flag drops !
But only 3 days till I leave.
Half way through May, and the days seem to be getting shorter, public holidays more frequent, and my patience being sorely tested ! And why am I complaining about all the recent public holidays you may ask ? Easter, Anzac Day, Labour Day - All within the last month, and all fell on weekends which meant that people were taking extra days off to link them together, and it was almost impossibe to get things done !!
And I am sure there used to be 24 hours in a day ? It seems like there are only about 18 nowadays ! As for my patience, I will leave that up to you to decide after this post !
First things first - You all know our blog address - Because you are reading this ! And our Facebook site you are all probably familiar with - https://www.facebook.com/austin.healey.73113
HOWEVER - The Endurance Rally Association, the E.R.A., are the event organisers, and THEIR website will have two very important links during the P2P event.
1) They will be posting a Daily Event Report, along with Results (ie car positions) every day - Or at least every day when they can. Along with photos. I STRONGLY recommend you go in there and find out what is happening. We will of course try to upload photos and blog as and when we can, but the ERA site will have lots of details on a daily basis
Their website is here :- ERA Website
2) My understanding is that the link to our GPS Tracking Units mounted on our cars will also be up on the same ERA website. This will enable anyone to go in to this site, and see the GPS trace of any vehicle - AND WE ARE NUMBER 77 !!! The unit sends a "blip" every 30 seconds or so I believe, so you can not only see where we are, but you can also see if we are moving (which is "good" !) or stationary (which could be "bad" if it is during the day time as it might mean we are fixing something. However, I doubt whether that will EVER be the case, so if our dot is not moving, then it is probaby night time and Ashton and I are probably sound asleep in our tents !!
So now you know how to find out how we are getting on !! And we would ask you to support us by coming onto Facebook or our Blog, leaving comments, encouraging us, etc. This is going to be one tough event, and especially during the first couple of weeks we are going to be seriously sleep deprived, and needing all the moral and verbal support we can get. So PLEASE come on and chat to us, and give us your support.
|Road book advice|
|Co-ordinates from road book|
|AH decals for the car|
I gave a talk to the club about our preparation, and the plan is to give them a run down on the event once we get back.
|Important stuff !|
|Lightning flash drive|
Our cars have reached Tianjin (Beijing port) safely. I thought I had lost them for a while because they were transhipped in Busan in S Korea, and when I was tracking the vessel we were originally told would pick them up and take them to Tianjin (the ALS Flora), the vessel suddenly turned around after Busan and head back south again ! On enquiring, C.A.R.S., the people handling the shipping, told me that another vessel, the Happy Hunter, had ended up picking up the containers in Busan and delivering them to Tianjin, where they arrived safely on 25th April. So hopefully now they are all unloaded and in the warehouse waiting for us.
|My neck warmer|
|Following a Healey|
|Rear ended by a truck !|
|Imprint of a roo bar|
|Everything to pack.......|