May 28: Arrived Vancouver yesterday, the end of Leg 1.
Tomorrow we start the second leg from here to Anchorage. This is the part we really came to drive. Last evening we had a farewell/ welcome dinner.
We will miss friends we made on this first leg. In particular,
Marco and Claudia and their 1969 Camaro and Huibert who was the co-driver for Bert in his 1927 Bentley. Bert will go on with a new navigator but we will miss Huibert’s ready smile and easy friendship. But we welcome Klaus and Maja, friends from Germany that we met on earlier rallies. They have just drove from Nova Scotia in their 1973 NSU RO80. Don’t ask me what it looks like, I’ve never seen one but I know it has a rotary engine but I promise to post a photo later. Right now it is some parking garage somewhere in this city.
Leg 2 promises to have spectacular scenery but long distances between stops. Our longest day is still to come-530 miles between Smithers BC to Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory. I just hope our weather improves so I can get some good pictures. Today we have what I gather is typical Vancouver weather, heavy grey skies and rain.