Friday, 8 October 2010

Mud mud glorious mud....

We are now safely ensconced in our thermal spa hotel on our second day in Turkey after what I think was our longest day in the event. Over 700km with three time trials set high up in hills that resembled the Cairngorns. The roads were actually more like farm tracks and we enjoyed heavy rain, sleet, fog and more mud than a hippos back yard. The car performed superby in very unpleasnt conditions and is now a shade of colmans french mustard outside and in. In fact Adrian and I are similary toned at present. 
This part of Turkey is really very undeveloped and not unlike Iran in many places. We drove through farming villages with perhaps 6 or so small holdings with the usual mix of free range cattle ducks geese and goats. The locals seemed very happy to see us tearing up their village and perhaps even used to it as I understand the Turkey motor club use these roads often as well.  
Lunch consisted of a packet of crisps and a can of coke but we don't notice the lack of food as we are too busy navigating and driving. Off to dinner now so more tomorrow. Just one week to go until Paris and we are really looking forward to see all of you who are coming over.

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