The home straight!
Unfortunately, La Pau du Lyon had to leave their car at Bramsche because of a problem with one the valves, but Cedric, in the organisers’ car, got them all safely home.
The participants used the penultimate checkpoint in Brussels to take a short break and try Belgium’s most famous dish, mussels and chips, and some delicious waffles. Of course, everyone also went off to photograph the famous Manneken-Pis statue, in the middle of the city.
We were now Paris bound - only...
The participants were able to have a slightly more leisurely start this morning, as the day’s stage involved “only” five hours’ driving, plus a, 45-minute ferry crossing to leave Scandinavia.
The sky was blue and the sea flat calm, so everyone could relax, unlike the last little ferry ride!
This was a true transition stage in that it was mostly spent on motorways, in contrast to the rest of the Rally.
Team 21 was stopped by the German police, who took exception to the reindeer head and...
Today’s objective for our participants is a checkpoint at the “foot” of the Little Mermaid. This small bronze statue (1.25 metres high and 175 kg, nevertheless!), which sits on a rock in Copenhagen harbour, has become the city’s emblem and a major tourist attraction.
The organisers were a little late getting to the checkpoint, as one of the teams had encountered a problem at a service station near Stockholm. We stopped at every service station in the hope of finding the team in distress,...