All was well with the voyage up until three days ago. The ship and crew were both in fine condition and spirits ran high. Overnight and without warning we became hounded by bad weather; rain so strong it punctured the sails and wind harsh enough to tear the hair from your scalp. Despite my best efforts we were thrown off course into the fearsome rocky waters surrounding the Cape of No Return. Try as we might, we simply could not overcome the relentless and devestating wrath of Mother Nature and we capsized. Ship and crew alike swallowed by the murky, blackened sea.
In a surprising turn of events, Ogier took himself out of the running with a crash on stage 20 of 22, allowing our favourite, Loeb, to take the lead. After his somewhat demoralising performance in Sweden, this is just what Loeb needed to get his spirit back up and push forward for his 8th consecutive world championship win. He remains in second place overall, with 37 points to Mikko Hirvonen’s 47, but things are definitely starting to look up.
The final standings for Rally Mexico are as follows:
1. Sébastien Loeb
2. Mikko Hirvonen
3. Jari-Matti Latvala
4. Petter Solberg
5. Mads Østberg
Little change at the end of the second day; world champ Sébastien Loeb managed to briefly sneak into first during a couple of stages but slipped back into second before the end of the day. Places 3 and 4 remain the same while 5th place is left wide open as Evgeny Novikov retires, allowing Petter Solberg to take his spot. Ogier leads by a huge 10.5 seconds.
I’m not investing too much time into the writeup for Rally Mexico, I’ve been typing my fingers to the bone recently and I need a break otherwise they’ll implode. The rally actually started yesterday, but the time difference screws things up and I end up a day late. Let’s not complicate matters.
The current standings are:
1. Sébastien Ogier
2. Sébastien Loeb
3. Mikko Hirvonen
4. Jari-Matti Latvala
5. Evgeny Novikov
The main, uh… hall, probably, of an extravagant house I’m building into a cliff side. It looks simple enough but navigating my way around underground is confusing the hell out of me. Super fun times ahead!
Link: Ninja style
I genuinely cannot tell if I love this game or hate it. I’m definitely playing it, I can’t help but play the addictive little bastard. At the same time it’s annoying the life out of me and I wonder if it was worth starting in the first place. It feels good when I succeed though… I MUST FINISH.
I have bought a farm. There are many sensible reasons for this. Land is a better investment than any bank can offer. The government doesn’t get any of my money when I die. And the price of the food that I grow can only go up. But there is another, much more important reason:
I can now have a quad bike.
I have always loved the idea of such things. They are like motorbikes but they don’t fall over when you leave them alone, they look great and they bring a bit of civilisation to Britain’s rather dreary green and brown bits.
I have absolutely nothing interesting to post today, so here’s a somewhat nice-looking mountain I stumbled across on Minecraft. As you can see by the post title I’ve limited myself, so I’ll only be able to do about a million of these before I need to get back to posting real content.