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2013 Liege - Rome - Liege Rally Day One

What Country Are We In?

overcast 13 °F

Fireworks and vomiting wedding guests kept The Driver awake. It's not a good start. No matter...the first Time Trial South of the Border (no, I don't know which b.....y border) goes quite well. WE USED A STOPWATCH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR RALLYING CAREER! This is very exciting as those of you who have been involved in this game will appreciate.

The next 78km passes through rolling countryside, villages of pretty stone and brick cottages, fishermen on full rivers (Comblain-au-Pont) and OMG so many cyclists it's a crazy business!!

We get to Luzembourg - it's lovely - and leave it again. We make it for coffee AND LUNCH! Those of you who read my missives on The Winter Trial will realise this is an achievement in itself for Team Fisher.

Cows, horses and donkeys graze in fields. Well, that's milk, cheese, salami and burgers taken care of this winter isn't it! St. Hubert (patron saint of hunting) is a pretty town. There's a monastery (no surprise there), thick forest and hides at strategic points for boar shooting. I think The Driver would rather be sitting in one of those all day than with his mad raving Navigator.

"What country are we in?" I have absolutely no idea whatsoever as over the past 24hrs we've touched France, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg...not necessarily in that order.

We waited for a whole 60 second minute to start the SURE THING Benularity (timed trial) We weren't supposed to. Dear Reader....remember The Winter Trial Tribulations? We got close. The intention had been to take it 'nice and slow' aka Kieran and Phil in their E-type, who won this year's Peking - Paris AT THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT! I know, it's sick making but they are so nice we decided we will try to sit next to them at dinner every night if we can in the hope some of their magic dust rubs off. Back to the Beloved Benularity...The Not-Calm-For-Long Navigator ricocheted from FOR GOD'S SAKE SLOW DOWN MAN to GET A B.....Y RIDDLE ON MAN. We were 10 minutes overdue.

DEAR READER....THIS IS NOT EASY!

We make it to the hotel. A man takes our bags. A girl gives us pink champagne. RESULT!

Highlight of the day? John Rowe trying to chew a lunchtime cold snail!!

Posted by haveyoubeenyet 10:07 Archived in Luxembourg

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Seems that wedding parties are the same the world over! Well done on the first day. We will follow your progress from Sicily when we get there on Thursday. XxB

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