2000, Rest day
250.000 inhabitants in Anchorage and 850.000 in Alaska, most American
would consider Anchorage to be a frontier city. For us, having spent the
past weeks around the Taklamakan, etc.
it is a centre of civilisation. We use the rest day to get our Mercedes
serviced, to go shopping and to eat out (avoiding any Chinese restaurants
for now). From the first day on we realize what we had already expected:
North America will be totally different from our route so far and while
we have been able to appreciate gradual changes in culture, people, landscape
and climate until now, we are now opening a new chapter. There is also
a new clerk of course and therefore slightly different procedures to the
Overall 1 hour 10
official results can be looked up on this website
Welcome to the
out for these guys! They are not here to escort you and they won't
wave you through red lights.
did I put that wrench?"
(ideal for rallys but only thirteen cities in Alaska have McDonald's)...
TV with generally uncensored news...
Anchorage opens for us on Sunday: the seven Mercedes-Benz from the
rally and one Bentley are meeting again.
We are doing a general service (oil, etc.) and are getting a new
set of tyres. The Taiwanese tyres we used before have done us good
service with not a single puncture (many others have had several
Dinner at the