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: 35.0 km (Accumulated: 21683.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:21:42
Country: Chile East
Start 13:50pm., 12c, m. wind, allm. overcast. At green km-marker "KM 45" on hwy. 255-CH.
Finish 18:40pm., 18c and same. Atgreen km-marker "KM 80" on hwy. 255-CH.
A bit of history..
As you will see when the pic. from todays run is uploaded, I again passed a few settelements & ships - this time though, the settlements were since long abandoned and the shipwrecks a few hundred years old.
The abandoned settlement San Gregorio, 7km before the finish, reminded of the rough destiny of many of the early explorers of this part of the world..
Its original inhabitants were 4 etnic people: The Tehuelches (eastern pampas), The Alacalufes (western pampas), The Onas (Tierra del Fuego) and The Yaganes (Cape Horn/T. del F.); but all became nearly extinct as the new cultures arrived:
The first european to discower the Southern tip of this continent was Ferdinand Magellan in year 1520 and the first Chile settlement was at Fort Bulnes (same place the run started 6d ago) in 1848 at the southernmost accessible point of the continent. Though many of the first colonies & settlements died of hunger and lack of ability to adapt to the conditions !