A beautiful start to what I hope will be a better day, as we pack up in this beautiful valley a herd of horses passes by. Mongolia really gets to you.
Passage Control on the highway. An easier day today.
Grey weather, typical bridge. All the bridges are on concrete piles while the roads are built on gravel berms. When the roads sink with use the bridges stay put so you get a ramp on and ramp off, sometimes a foot deep…
Typical track view, huge views and distances play with your head
Time trial start
Spanner check, a better day for damage
The view ahead
A duff spot indeed. Missed two great pictures today: one when we closed up on three other rally cars on the stony top of a hill; the other as we pulled up tonight. I have been wanting to get a photo of an eagle and one swept past about five feet from the windscreen – I took a photo of my hand, the dashboard and an empty sky. One of Nomads crane trucks snuck into the picture above. This one puts up a huge boiler for the camp showers and recovers cars that can’t continue, ominous
More campsite photos
This is the mess tent where we eat or in this case shelter from the rain. Notice how the Mongolian light turns everything red, no idea what that is about. This is the first night Jonathan hasn’t had to work late into the night. A really tough, sort the men from the boys day tomorrow.
This is Alexander from Belarus (next to Poland). He’s driven all the way to Mongolia and was waiting at the border in his Ukrainian-built car. He wrote the name down. I couldn’t make it out but I think his is the de luxe model as it has kindling wood in the boot.
Finally found someone with the same shoes, who would have thought it would happen in Mongolia with a man from Liechtenstein.
Dark clouds threatening from the end of the valley.