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: 23.0 km (Accumulated: 13905.8 km)
Elapsed time: 02:24:32
Start 08:42am., at small rockpile 110km S. of Moyale, on the main rd. to Nairobi. 28c, allm. clear and l. wind. Finish 12:13pm., at small rockpile 133km S. of Moyale, on the main rd. to Nairobi. 35c and same.
Nb: very thinly populated areas and no signs usable for finishpoint location. Only option is to build rockpiles at roadside to mark the next days start (LifePilot sys. doesnt function here).
- Came down on the huge plain of the rock-desert after 12km today. 126km desert ahead to next settlement. A strong sidewind made it not too uncomfortable, but we can definately feel that we are very near equator now: once the sun is up the temp. races towards the high degrees and while I seldom run w. a cap its allmost a must' here as overheating lurks around the corner even when having water-stops every 2-3km like today.
Drowe back to Turbi village to spend the night there (andday; it got above 40c in the afternoon). Tomorrow we cant affort that option as we will be low on fuel untill reaching Marsabit. I think both my supplydriver and me are curious how we'll maneage after the stage tomorrow - there's no shade and hardly room to pitch tents among the black, sharp volcanic rocks covering every inch of the plain. Some creative thinking should solve that one :-) I have a few hours run to dwell on a solution.. ;-)