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

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

0105 - Day 16 - Pavlodar to Astana - 17/06/19

Largely transit to Astana from Pavlovar so a pretty long day - we were out at 8.34 and arrived at 6.30. So I’m knackered! But the transits were interspersed with three shortish off road sections, the first of which was turned into a Passage Control so we drove it at a leisurely pace and thoroughly enjoyed it - Mongolia has toughened us up so it was s breeze comparatively! The second and third were back to back and stayed as Sporting Time Controls so the seconds mattered! We managed to only accumulate 20 seconds of penalties on the second and forty on the third so very happy with those! This evening Gidget got a shower to try to clear the radiator of mud from two days ago but the chap got carried away. And of course she wouldn’t start after having that much water sprayed into the electrics! Good day all in all, and we climbed another place in the rankings šŸ˜€ Our lovely friends John and Chris shared the photo of the two of us a week ago in Mongolia. I think I prefer the rain :)

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