World Run II / Reports
The map shows the position of which the pictures for the day are taken (if any). The start and finish markers are placed at the first and last valid registered position. This is not nessesary the actual start and finish position, if GSM or GPS signals was not available.
Distance today: 62.0 km (Accumulated: 6596.0 km)
Elapsed time: 06:36:39
Country: Middle East
Start 8:47am., at km-marker 140-03/56 on rd.140.
4c, mist and l. wind.
Finish 18:31pm. At "Sevin Tesisleri" on rd.140 in Ayas. 4c, dark and same.
Jesper and i woke from our tents and both agreed it was like being on the moon..mist, arid, beautiful landscape and absolute silence. After a cold night and little sleep - but not as cold as in Finland (-21c in Ivalo on our route there, Hemio reports) - the running was, for me,challenging but very enjoyable. Many drivers stopped to say hello and offer gifts of food or water. It was dark when we arrived at Ayas but a very jolly shopowner, Ismail, offered a warm fire and tea, found us a room to sleep at mr. Salamis gasstation after we discovered no hotel in town. Such is the hospitality and warmth of the townsfolk. Sarah
'Each country's speciality must be appreciated and admired by the entire humanity'. - Sri Chinmoy