8. July 2000, Newark to Marrakech (by plane)
last day in North America there is not much to report about as we are
waiting for our plane in the afternoon. To summarize, North America has
been great. We have seen wonderful wildlife, beautiful landscapes, great
cities, have met nice people and have gained new impressions of USA and
Canada. And at the same time we were always able to sleep in hotels with
reasonable comfort, watch TV, go to the cinema, go to laundromats, use
the Internet and eat out without being too concerned about food safety.
Things we did not always have until Beijing. We weren't always happy with
the American route choice though, as the balance of interesting roads
and challenging roads was not kept as we (and almost everyone else) had
hoped for. The route layout for the following days has been supervised
by Dave Whittock again, so we should have the same pace that we had until
Beijing - which is good.
Overall 1 hour 47 minutes penalty
Cars lined up, the officials will be driving them into the Antonov plane later - Newark airport