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: 42.0 km (Accumulated: 9602.8 km)
Elapsed time: 04:10:06
Start 08:28am, at 'first-aid station 100m' - sign (please see live-gps position for exact loc.) on Suez Gulf road M65, ca 192km N. of Hugata. 15c, half clear and l. wind. Finish 13:31pm, at roadsign in Arab (please see live-gps position for exact loc.) on Suez Gulf road M65, ca 150km N. of Hugata. 34c and same.
Entering the oilfields !
I have now reached the part of the gulf coast rich in oil & gas fields. Both on- and off shore the towers and rigs stand, rising above the mostly flat horizon w. flames reaching high into the air. (wich at times is thick w naft/gas/oil smell ;-)
But also the usual hassle by Egyptian police. A patrolcar w machingun armed officers stop. Passport, visa, long explanations, phonecalls. "we want tohelp you !" (yes, in wr1 and wr2 this far I have nowhere experiensed more unpleasant 'help'. Ofcourse its more wise to be discrete in these reports - but I value truth more :-)
On the positive side: I found a shop !!! At roadside a dusty desert cafe &truckstop had basic supplies; bisquits, water, juice. So Im set for another day of running.
And.. contrary to the police the people were Great & helpfull (and as far as I could figure gave me a discount onthe else expensive supplies :-)
The tent have been set on a hilltop overlooking the Ras Gharib field and desert mountains. By sunset the flames colour the horizon pink & orange in East, red by the sinking sun in the West :-)
I check my sms & email..: Great messages !! THANK YOU ! And KIITOS SUOMI :-))