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: 32.0 km (Accumulated: 19630.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:23:18
Start 08:25am. at bridge sign "B345, 1992" on the N2 hwy to Cape Town. 23c, o.c. and l. wind. Finish 12:41am. At blue km-sign "Durban 57km" on the N2 hwy to Cape Town. 33c, allmost clear and med. wind.
A shorter stage today as Im back to pushing the stroller again. Pushing itimmideately has an effect on my daily capacity as its quite another thing to run free compared w. pushing 40kg in front of you; but I had lovely company by a local runner, picking up my spirit just at the right time !
The KwaZulunatal province wich I am running through at present has many long rollinghills in the green landscape with well kept farmfield (you dont see that often in E. Africa, and its one of the defining changes when entering South Africa !), plantations of ananas, sugarcane and commercial forrest/timber production. And beautifull views out over the Ocean :-)
.. In a way the landscape reminds of the green temperate fields of grass and forrest back home in denmark, wich is slowly beginning to be a far-away memory !
I am invited to stay another night at the home of chairman of the Ballito running club, Harry, and his whife, and I enjoy the quiet evenings in the gated-community of thelittle coastal city. In all its safety, neat estates and silence, also it remind me of the Scandinavia of my memories: safe, quiet and a bit sheltered from the outside world. - Perhaps far from the everyday of my second run around the world w. its exposure to many deceases, a different level-of-comfort in the villages of "the 3.world" and often lively & loud cultures. But, sometimes you need a quiet moment to let the mountain of impressions from throughout the world settle.. And I get that chance here while over a cup of evening tea, sharing a few photos and videoclips from the vastly different reality of running through Sudan and Mozambique; two of Africas largest, most remote & fascinating contries :-)