Published: March 19th 2012March 19th 2012
Top up with Spectro Oil
Dont forget to put the oil cap back on!!
Hi all, here we are in Salta, the second biggest city in Argentina, we are here for two nights, mostly to recover from a lot of red wine, dust, huge lunches and a heap of fun.
The little cars are going just great, except in the high altitude (was that a surprise? -Not).
We have done a bit of maintainance here at the hotel, we have checked for loose nuts and bolts, greased king Pins and oiled knife blades. I have secured my battery, Paul has changed a jet into carburettor! to a smaller one, so hopefully he will handle the high altitude an bit more efficiently.
Yesterday, we all checked our Spectro oil, before leaving Cafayate, and I stupidly did not lock down the filler cap (we all have to do this once!) so as I picked up speed leaving town the car filled with blue smoke, as it pumped the oil up under the bonnet and dripped back down over the motor, lucky I stopped real quick, but I still had a bloody mess to clean up, the girls walked back away to see if they could find the oil strainer that blew out somewhere, but
All having fun
Allan, Tony, Paul, Raewyn and Melean.
with no success, so I think a visit to the super marked for a pot scouring thingy will have to surfice untill we find a dead 2CV on the side of the road.
We have put a lot of smiles onto many peoples faces as we putter through the country side, from big hairy truck drivers to farmers riding their donkeys, and kids on scooters, they all flash their lights, and wave frantically at us.
When we pull in for gas, we are swamped with curious folk, all with cameras out to take photos, when they find out where we came from and where we are going, they either think we are very brave or "Loco"
The group dynamics are just great, we all help each other through any difficulties, especially when it comes to helping Allan empty a bottle of red wine.
We have had time to have some nice lunches on the way, and still arrive at our destination each day in reasonable time.
We will make the most of this rest day, as tomorrow we head over the Paso Jama to San Pedro de Atacama where we will meet up with Linton
and Heather from the UK. They will come with us through Bolivia and onto Machu Picchu, finally leaving us in Arequipa.
I am looking forward to meeting up with Cory at Uyuni.
So we will be on the Dark Side of the Moon for the next week or so, as we venture into Bolivia. This section will really be a BIG challenge for all of us, including the little Citroenetta's.
I have time to do this blog aseveryone has gone shopping!!
Cheers for now,
There are more photos below