Dakar 2014 Pass at an altitude of 3 km
Dakar 2014. • Pass at an altitude of 3 km
In the next stage of the Dakar again we drove through the mountains. Part of this site are racing cars and had a lot of fans on the road. Most memorable - inhabitants of a small mountain town. We were one of the first cars of Dakar and ripped an avalanche of applause. Admittedly, we picked up a light star disease and fun to play along: cut in the whole hog music, stretch the Hollywood smile and a stately ride through the city. Aborigines come to an indescribable joy, shouting, waving flags and practically throw themselves under the wheels to celebrate.
Despite the discrepancies in the morning light (ground to a halt in the hotel, settled in the desert), the day was perfect. But by night it became known that we were going the way local journalists and do not fit into porovot, fell into the abyss. Hopefully this will be the first and last tragedy in the Dakar this year ...
On the eve of motorcyclists decided to shoot at dawn and left the hotel after dark. Rather, they planned to go, but ran into a problem as the hotel closed gates. It was necessary to raise host at five o'clock in the morning:
is wound several kilometers through the desert, we have not found the road and went to another point. There we were more fortunate:
For every car stretched a veil of sand. Immediately after the car swept past us, dust, milk foam, enveloped bushes ...
... and then turned into a mist:
On the part of our survey looked ridiculous: three men with a camera hidden in the bushes, photographed speeding cars and then headlong run up the sides, so as not to swallow the dust:
I made a bunch of good pictures of different cars, but at the very moment when the pace was Briskindov Roma, did not have time to catch the focus. Roma had to say that this is a conceptual picture:
When you have finished with the shooting cars, headed for Tucuman. On the horizon for the route up the mountain:
To say that it was hot - to say nothing. On the side of the road here and there lay the corpses of cows that died from the heat. Someone thinks elephants to sleep, and we thought the cows to remain conscious. By the time we really did not sleep more than a day:
Even some guys from the parallel Dakar:
At the entrance to most Argentine cities have a roundabout, where there is a monument to the founder or the great people. This time, instead of a man found a strange sculpture:
Climb higher and higher:
Pass on this iPhone showed 3,000 meters:
Despite the height, there is full of life:
Three kilometers is not the limit. On the tops can be seen pylon:
Here's our five minutes of fame:
A cozy and beautiful place. The main thing - in the mountains a lot of greens and the temperature drops to a comfortable 25 degrees:
Outside the city began a long and exhausting descent: