Sunday, December 1, 2013

Domingo near Heaven, hangovers included

Undaunted by the residual effects of plentiful free Chilean wine, our group stormed out early Sunday morning fitted with walking sticks and riding gear for activities unrelated to cars.  Chuck, however, toils away under Fang as Clint Smith lurks about hoping for the worst. Clint and Trevor in nĂºmero 23,  a similar 38 coupe, are gaining on us and racing well. Clint suggested we switch cars after the event for a test ride.  Can't wait till he experiences Fang's very special steering.  Our park exit, rerouted by a landslide, will add an additional 100 plus km to our day tomorrow with no fuel stops. The entire rally could coast to a halt.  Last time we saw a station was in Argentina. Barren and beautiful.  Danny and Michael got a medal last night and Team Bardhal moved into first in team contest.

View from our room at Explora Patagonia Hotel
Gravel tracks take their toll. One hundred km on washboard, with no back shocks, blurred my vision of rallying. Only an all inclusive, dynamite hotel, could ease the pain. Warm pool, alternating with stunning dips in the icy lake, raucous dinner over the falls and a morning slot in the garage, improved our mood considerably.
Explora Patagonia Hotel

Chuck ready for another day under Fang

1 comment:

  1. Penguins in Ushuaia are dressed up and ready to greet old Chevy.