World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 52.0 km (Accumulated: 9493.8 km)
Elapsed time: 04:54:11
Start 08:00am., at km-marker "Zaafraana 53km" on Suez Gulf rd./M65. 14c, half overcast and l. wind. Finish 13:54pm., at "Sahara Inn" in Zaafraana. 29c, clear and med. wind.
A good stage where the legs fealt better than in a long time; light easy running !
Probably it didnt hurt that the scenery was the clear blue water of the Suez Gulf and a desert sun above. To make it even better a firm wind pushed me and the heavyloaded stroller in the back.. :-)
The fever is still increasing but somehow the dry warm sourroundings matching made it feel less uncomfortable - similar to 'swimming in warm water'
(if that makes any sence ? ;-)
Interesting to see was the 40km of tourist resorts under construction more or less all along the coast. One has to wonder if there is a demand and finance during the resession ? But a beautifull nature - though it seems there is getting less of it.
Below is the revised plan for Egypt. Pt. 1 day ahead :-)
January, Egypt. Suez - Aswan.
17. Ain Sukna
18. Ras Abu Darag, tent
21. Ras Gharib
22. Ras Shukheir, tent
23. Ras Gemsa
26. Gez. ASafaga (exiting Suez Gulf road)
27. Tent, 40km
28. Tent, 40km
29. Tent, 40km
30. Qena (entering Nile Valley and follow that to Sudan border)
02. El Shaghab
04. El Mahamid, E. bank / Pyramid el Kola, W. bank
05. El R. Bahari
06. Kom Ombo
07. El Aqaba el Kebira, tent
09. Ferry to Wadi Halfa.