11. June 2000, Rest day in Anchorage
With 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 rally.
Overall 1 hour 10 minutes penalty
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