Page AZ - Rest Day
Trip Start May 08, 2012
33Trip End Jun 08, 2012
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We were up at 5-30am to sort out the car problems before the sun rose high above Page and Lake Powell. After approx. 3 hours we were able to fix most of the small problems but the troublesome lack of overdrive remained. Without overdrive i.e. lower fuel consumption (even with 2 tanks) we would have to carry extra petrol in cans in car for the very long stretches in Alaska without fuel stations. The solenoid appeared to be the problem but a replacement did not work. By 10am many cars were undergoing maintenance and these problems are likely to worsen as we cover the extra rugged miles heading north through Canada and Alaska.
At lunchtime, we were about to venture out for a walk around the lake when the hotel advised us that our 4pm flight down to the Grand Canyon had been moved forward to 2pm due to the weather conditions moving in later that afternoon
The evening saw us in downtown Page and not much choice of restaurants. We have noticed that our accents are really throwing the locals as we need to rephrase virtually everything “Your accent is real nice but I don't understand a word you're sayin'!”
We seemed to have moved up the leader board to 2nd overall.