Iceland was remarkable: just as Amy had told us and Emma had hoped the geology was riveting; and HERO's Saga rally was excellent.
- Fault list for the event?
- That starter motor: given the very flat battery when we fetched the car at Reykjavic docks I suspect an Immingham handler fried the starter.
- Wipers, 1: the earth spade connector dripped off - this was a known issue that I hadn't sorted! And the rough sections simply shook it off.
- Wipers, 2: on the last day in rather heavy rain the driver's wiper flew off mid-competitive, Emma drove on for the last control, hitting another sub 2s penalty. The conditions were awful, the marshals just cannot be thanked enough for their stalwart performance in some dreadful driving rain and cold conditions. We owe thanks to Alastair Caldwell for leaping outside into the deluge to fish out a bottle of RainX for us.
I'm pretty sure we're going to replace Volvo's unit with CarBuilderSolutions' "universal" kit, which we've already fitted to the Harrison's PV.
- A few bullet points on the Iceland experience...
- Extraordinary vistas, changing hourly dramatically
- Waterfalls, streams & rivers
- The blueberries we ate after scrambling up a ravine to a tarn
- The thermal springs
- The bubbling mud pools
- Learning how to sit in a 5deg plunge pool for >2', and wandering around in swimming gear in 6deg air temp and a F7 blowing - the 44deg seawater tub helped!
- Generally great food: the lamb was the best we have ever tasted; and the fish was predictably delicious.
- Transport Museum, Peace Museum, the Opera House in Reykjavik, all wonderful in their different ways.
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