Saturday in Libourne – Mongol Rally Day 5

Not much to report today. It looked in the morning as if I was going to be kicked out of the hotel, since I’ve just been renewing my room day-to-day and now the hotel is full for the holiday weekend. Tuesday is Bastille Day, the French national holiday. But then by the afternoon a room had opened up, so here I remain.

Those of you who read the Group’s twitter feed will know that I had a great sandwich for lunch. Yes, this is how much I’m grasping for a story today.

I also finished reading Steinbeck’s East of Eden, which was fantastic. I recommend it to anyone. Although finishing now means that I’m carrying this book around as dead weight. If any of my fellow Group members or other Rallyists want it, just let me know and it’s yours.


  1. Sam says:

    Hi Andrew, Diane mentioned you were off on this rally and sent me the link. Hope all the preparation works out and that you make it to the starting line in good shape. Looking forward to seeing how the Skoda holds up! Cheers

  2. Ron Cole says:

    Sandwich sounds great but you needed a little wine to complete the total “French experience”. Is the car running? Good trip to Prescott today. 91 degrees vs 111 in PHX.