Sorry but IT issues destroyed day ten’s blog.
Above was the lunch stop.
River crossing, many drowned cars on the far side. Jan from Nomads was doing a tow service, and we inadvertently jumped a long queue, a nice perk. A Peugeot we had been chasing didn’t want to let us get ahead so he drove across under his own power. Less smart, he absolutely buried it in the next crossing after completely missing the boulders that marked the ford. So two new firsts: a deep river crossing and a tow recovery of a submerged car. Geen’s traction and the kinetic rope I brought along did the job well.
We went through this gorge just after crossing some salt flats. On a bridge on the flats a group of kids were trying to bring the cars to a stop. Quite ugly scene and cars that followed on had it harder and got stoned. One of the boys was on horseback and was trying to lasso the top of our car. I don’t know if he hoped to knock one of the roof lights off or just get the car to stop. The temptation was really high to run him and his stupid horse over the parapet. The self-control involved in not turning the wheel was enormous.
Oh, and the first time I’ve been horsewhipped.
We ran alongside this flooding river.
And then rose up to get this valley view.
The campsite at Olgly was moved because of poisonous grasshoppers, I didn’t even know they existed, I’d been swatting them out of the car for days previously. Got lucky I guess…