Still in Helsinki and it is snowing. There is a tradition that when I stay with my friends here, I have to make a curry so this morning saw the shopping trip to get the ingredients.
Later it wás a final check of the 2CV so Rick and I checked levels, tappits and greaced up the kingpins.
In need of somewhere to test the car we drove to Allun Grilli, a cafe on the outskurts of Helsinku which was the first sponsor of Mika Hakinen 2 times world F1 champion.
Lots of racing memorobelia was on show.
Snow has ben falling all afternoon so the drive back was interesting. Helsinki is around -1 to +1 c so there is a mixture of snow, slush and ice on the roads. At times you could feel the tyres slip on braking before the spikes dug in so it proved a good practice for what is to come.
The evening saw a curry followed by a sauna and yes we did roll in the snow. Rick was not sure if we were joking when we mentioned this was part of the routine but did partake.
Tomorrow we will meet up with 5 2CVs in the morning and then we will have a leisurely convoy to the first overnight stop. We will probably use small roads as snow driving practice will be required for some drivers especially as in the North there is over a metre in some places...