Saturday on the Salt
Heavy rain storms overnight meant that Bonneville Speedweek started without the famous "long course" which was still soggy.
For the EFG Flower of Scotland crew we had to await the arrival of our fire bottles which had been revitalised (once the boat had arrived finally in Long Beach). Once installed final checks and cleaning of all the electrics took up a few hours by which time the wind was gusting and reports suggesting the #2 course was very rough were coming in to us.
The guy who holds our record, Rick Yaccoucci, is running here on another record and after a 305mph run conceeded that the visibility was too poor due to the vibrations from the surface.
We made sure that the Flower was 100% ready for a dawn pass tomorrow when the #1 course is opened for business.
Not a wasted day, but a waiting day.
Tomorrow if the wind has dropped we'll get to attack the Salt.
Your ready to rock and roll correspondent!