Monday, 13 June 2016
Day2 Datong to Erenhot (Inner Mongolia, China)
On this second day of the rally, we have been driving 593 kms from Datong to Erenhot crossing into Inner Mongolia (still in China). We went through a transition from very urban to empty countryside and then into the steppe with Mongolian yurts and small horses grazing.
Tomorrow will be our first night camping and we thought it was wise to make a little rehearsal in our hotel room of the folding of the famous "2 seconds" pop up tent...
Below, a pic of Christine's workplace for the next five weeks and one of our friend Max Stephenson and his wife Julie in their 1926 Vauxhall. We have met Max on the London to Capetown rally (2012).
Tomorrow we cross the border into Mongolia, leave the tarmac roads and have the first timed sections. No post tomorrow, no Internet connection in the Gobi desert. Back in two days from Ulaan Bataar, capital of Mongolia.1