Great. I had marvelous arctic char sashimi
at this cool dive named Bullock
Yes. Hi to Glenda Webb, Bob Dunn,
Bernie Russnogle, Tim Helming and more
Yeah! Larry surprised us
with a wonderful helicopter ride
|DAY 7: A Yellowknife Welcome|
|We go through
day to spend
wrote yesterday about the importance of tires in a rally like this one.
Well, this morning we had a small rally exercise on pretty good roads.
We did just fine, but our prime competition, the Webb / Mooers / Kiesla
rally team, had a flat. Fortunately for them, the exercise was a relaxed
one, and they ended up taking no penalty points. But it must worry them
to know their tires make them vulnerable in the critical (and looong)
day tomorrow. I
don't want to jinx us or anything, but we feel pretty confident that our
Cooper tires will see us safely through tomorrow, when we go back out
on Highway 3, a gravel-and-pothole ordeal, and then 700 miles south, with
2 scoring sections at stake.
||Today is relaxed rally-wise, but still event-filled. The little exercise took us to our northernmost point, a beautiful spot in this lake-filled terrain. Then, at the request of fellow rallyist Mark Winter, we brought our car to a rally celebration at Fountain Tire. We talked with many auto enthusiasts there - people were very curious about the Subaru WRX and the rally. Then Larry surprised R.Dale and me when he pulled us over to the Yellowknife Airport and treated us to a helicopter ride. This country is great to see from the air - it's broken but flat, so once you get a little elevation you can see almost to the ends of the earth. We toured Cameron Falls by air, saw the route we had traversed in the morning, and hunted for bear and moose among the myriad lakes. Our pilot, Bruce, also scouted some creeks for lunker fish - they are big enough to be seen from the air!||After we attended to really pressing business (laundry!) (but _not_ because of Bruce's flying), we then brought the car to a Shine-and-Show in downtown Yellowknife. Mark Winter washed all the rally cars there, which was a blessing because they were _really_ dirty, and we must have met every auto enthusiast in Yellowknife. I chatted with several Subaru owners and got some valuable tips about driving the local roads. The whole rally thanks Mark and Kelley Winter, Alcan rallyists from Yellowknife, for putting on a good show for us and bringing in so many nice people for us to meet.It's late, I'm tired, but happy. Got a chance to chat with many of the rallyists (and the motorcycle guys) - people we rarely see normally. It can be lonely in Car 1.|
|Charming Brenda, the manager at Fountain Tire|