Day Eight Sunday 19 June 2016 Mulrun to Uliastai

Daughter Inez’s birthday today.  She’s in New York and pretty much the other side of the planet. I hope I have the time difference right at 11 hours…

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Hero Selfie at the day start.

First stage was immediately after leaving camp. A short 3 km hill climb. Geen loved it, bags of torque and great turning balance.  We will have set a good time as we caught the car in front of us. She is a brilliant rally car but we still haven’t got the front suspension right.

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Herdsmen we met along the way.

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Stunning skies and huge horizons

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Cars passing us at the lunch stop.

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As we arrive in camp I get the photo of an eagle.

Today was the hardest days driving we’ve had so far. I have done things on this event I have never done before.  No, not those things.  We have done five river crossings and all number of cross country gymkhana type obstacles. A real learning curve made easier by Jonathan’s experience in racing Land Rovers.

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I loved this rally arrow in the middle of the wilderness. 

We didn’t take any photos worthy of posting but a bag of memories.  Sadly the front suspension is knackered again, letting go 20 km from camp, agonising as it really pays to get into camp early. I was hoping Jonathan would get a night off fixing stuff. As we limped in perhaps twenty cars caught us up, all of them in the fuel queue before us – drat

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Tanker and queue

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