Day 10 – St Ignace to Duluth

Day 10 was planned to commence at 7.00 am but changed for some reason to 8.00. It was going to be a long day traversing over 700kms.
As well, there were planned to be three regularity segments but one was cancelled due to the roads being too rough.
It was a cold morning though clear skies were a marked change to so many previous days. Really nice for travel and we soon found our way to the first regularity event. Nice gravel road, and we thought we had worked out how these things are done. Good for the first segment then just too fast for the second segment. Still we had a better order of communication in the cabin and felt more comfortable during the trial.
Then onto the second regularity which was down a long rough dirt road, full of potholes and water/mud and quite deep.
We had not got to the start when two cars became bogged and needed a tow. All other cars behind found a better track and got through without incident.
But at the start we were cautious as we did not want to cause damage to Betty on these rough tracks.
Although careful, when the “gun went off” the full “boy” competitive spirit came to the fore and Steve gave what he could under some awful conditions. Our time to speed was well coordinated and we had some good fun manoeuvres sliding around bends and fishtailing a bit. Great drive but hard on the car. Betty was covered in mud and very dirty.
I think we did ok. We will find out in the evening when results for the day are published.

Image Copyright Gerard Brown 2015
Images Copyright Gerard Brown 2015Day10-1

Then on to the destination for lunch which was planned to be early, but due to the regularity delays we had little time to eat and give the car a wash.
Then, on for another 475kms and be in on time at destination before 6.12pm. Six hours with traffic delays and boring highways.
The top was down for most of the rest of the day and we did enjoy the beautiful lakes and some of the little villages that we passed through.
There were no incidents for us and we pulled into the town of Duluth on the shores of Lake Superior, again without the use of the GPS!
Betty has run really well. No issues at all, and after the regularity? We are lucky.
Had to put our clocks back an hour so arrival was really not so late.
We’re tired though. Early to bed.
Another long day tomorrow of some 670kms.

3 thoughts on “Day 10 – St Ignace to Duluth

  1. Looks like fun denise will be jellous of Betty you know. Hope you having a beer for me at every stop. Betty looks great with all the decal s done love the kiwi on the boot safe travel Joe

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