Warning long post ahead but worth the read, dog lovers i promise you the dog was dead before i hit it!
Due to the events with boat delays we now had to drive all the way from western side of Georgia to the Armenia/Iran border to be there for 8am to meet the guide to take us through iran. An early start meant that we were potentially going to have to drive literally none stop until we got to the border.
The road that we ended up on was like nothing wed driven on yet and was basically a mountain pass that took us through remote villages and even a ski resort!! We pushed on through stunning scenery, fording streams and waterfalls basically taking a VW Lupo where no Lupo has been before pulling over in the next town for something to eat.
As we were parked up another Mongol Rally car turned up which happened to be Geoff and Chloe from team Taking care of Business. A team of two cars both Morris Minors one team going south into iran, the other team taking the ferry from Azerbaijian to Turkmenistan
We quickly swapped story's and decided to convoy to the Iran border with them. The Georgia/Armenia border proved entertaining as this part of the world has never seen a Morris minor and every border guard/Police officer wanted pictures.
As we tried to enter Armenia we were told that we need to pay road tax for georgia, then insurance for driving into Armenia. In the space of 5 minutes we went from being told the car was going to be searched to having pictures with border guards and being allowed in with no search and forgetting to buy insurance.
The day turned into night with a long time driving we were eager to not miss convoy and It was in Yerevan that we ended up loosing Chloe and geoff after some miscommunication between directions.
It was about 1.30 am that the shadow of a large pothole quickly manifested itself into that of a deceased dog at at 60mph there was nothing i (jamie) could do to avoid. The moment after impact the car quickly lost power and drive we pulled over and it was obvious from the smell of fuel that the situation was not good and
With our options limited we spoke to some locals in very broken english who basically arranged a tow truck and hotel for us. The problem would be there in the morning left the car in a dark alley outside a mechanics as it was now 3am went to bed.