Driving a 1954 Austin-Healey 100/4 from Peking to Paris in the June 2019 ERA Rally.

Sunday, 4 August 2019

0092 - Day 3 - Erenhot to Camp 1 (Ekhet old Sumon Centre) 4/06/19

Day 3: Basically this was spent getting across the border or getting lost. Or both. We were up at sparrows to get a line formed up at the border crossing for when it opened at 8am. We finally got out of the Mongolian side at 12.00. And the MTC for the day was still 200km away and we were due at 1.45. We would have made it except they turned the day into a transit. But threw in a quick navigation with some misleading instructions from one who will remain nameless, but it resulted in us driving unchallenged into an Air Force base, doing circle work to find the waypoint now the wrong side of barbed wire, and driving back to the gate to be met by three unimpressed gents with large sub machine guns! The rest of the run to our first camp at Ihkhet was uneventful if rather fast for my liking! I was knackered and dehydrated so as soon as my tent was up I was asleep! Obviously no photos of the border or airforce base although the spot tracker gave us away (thanks Tom 😀)

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