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 Les 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
Today, the final six competitive stages, held on a Military Training area in Wales about 100km north of Cardiff.
The most notable feature of this place is the weather.
Bleak, raining, windy, cold and miserable.
The wind was so strong that when it was raining (70% of the time), the rain is driven horizontally by the wind.
At one control, when Mark wanted to get out he wasn’t strong enough to push the door open into the wind. He actually did a seven point turn to turn the car around so he could get out.
right: Check out the strength of the wind.
stage itself was just one piece of road that was used twice in one direction and 4 times in the other.
It was wet to very wet tarmac, very bumpy with unpredictable crests. Chicanes were used at strategic spots to slow cars down.
As expected, the Porsch in third spot soon ran us down and took second spot from us, with Geoff Olholm and John Dobie the winners, having led for most of the way..
We're obviously happy to finish!!.
There is only the drive into Windsor left to do and that is tomorrow.
Looking forward to seeing Mary and Anne there.
|Next: The finish!!!