Day 1 Start: Sydney to Parkes
Day 2 Parkes to Cobar
Day 3 Cobar to Broken Hill
Day 4 Broken Hill to Renmark
Day 5 Renmark to Barossa
Day 6 Barossa to Port Augusta
Day 7 Flinders Ranges
Day 8 Port Augusta to Border Village
Day 9 Border Village to Kalgoorlie
Day 10 Kalgoorlie to York
Day 11 York to Perth
Day 12 Perth
Day 13 Flying to Turkey
Day 14 Ankara
Day 15 Istanbul
Day 16 Istanbul
Day 17 Istanbul to Bulgaria
Day 18 Bulgaria to Nis (Serbia)
Day 19 Nis to Belgrade
Day 20 Belgrade to Rijeka (Croatia)
Day 21 Rijeka
Day 22 Rijelka to Brescia (Italy)
Day 23 Brescia to Nice (France)
Day 24 Nice
Day 25 Lyon
Day 26 Lyon to Orleans
Day 27 Le Mans and a ferry ride to the UK
Day 28 Ferry ride en route to Vale (Wales)
Day 29 Vale (Wales)
Day 30 Finish at Old Windsor
Flying to Ankara, Turkey
|(above): loading the cars onto the 747-400|
(left): the Emirates flight carrying the competitors' cars leaves Perth, heading for Dubai/Istanbul/Ankara.
(Photos from the event's Facebook page)
|We left Perth 1:30pm and arrived at Doha at 6am. The clock went
back five hours on the way. We then waited two hours and flew to
Istanbul. A 4.5 hour flight. Waited another two hours and flew to
Ankara, a 40 min flight.
Most people were there already, have taking a direct flight from Doha to Ankara.
Not sure why we were given the scenic tour, perhaps the direct flight was full.
Qatar Airlines are pretty good although the food isn’t as good as some other airlines I’ve been on.
Istanbul Airport was as I remembered it from last year. Big queues at immigration and generally chaotic.
It's raining in Ankar but luckily, hotel has wi-fi.
The rally hotel - note the rally cars out the front
We have just been told we can go and pick up the car if we want.
Later: Got the car and it seems OK. Haven’t got the spares box yet. Tomorrow we can get the spares and repack the car.
|Next: Day 14 Servicing in Ankara