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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: 30.0 km (Accumulated: 21841.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:49:03
Start 11:00am., 12c, med. wind, overcast. At blue roadsign "Aduana de Rio Gallegos" 500meters after black & white km-marker "KM 2610" on hwy. 3 to Bournes Aires, at the South end of Rio Gallegos city..
Finish 14:50pm., 19c, light wind and same. At green roadsign "Pte. Rio Gallegos" on hwy. 3 to Bournes Aires, at Rio Gallegos river.
Rio Gallegos !
Todays stage started by an interesting but hectic run through Rio Gallegos - a city of 79 000 people, at present mainly an oil-industry hub for the nearby oilfields along with coal and whool industry and with a large army a.f.b. right North of city which took part in the Falklands war. But there is more to this city than 'just' an industrial city: We met much hospitality here; wether the wellcoming host at our small hotel near the city center, the precise and informative englishspeaking staff at the provincial tourist office (giving us vital information on the far-between fuel options when I begin to run North); the quality service at a bargain prize at the local printing shop when adding the www.worldrun.org to my running shirt or the general feeling you get in these parts of South America that people goes out of their way to help foreigners ! What a place to run.. :-)
Yet Rio Gallegos is also a mix of "new wealth" with a casino w. floor-to-cieling mirrors (though with bulletholes a few places at the facade), huge new shops and a fancy "shopping street" even with Swiiz' and Scandinavian shops; a long range of new bank building etc. - blended in with an equal amount of houses and cars which brings the 1950' & 60'ties to mind.
But I'll let todays pictures tell the story themselves...
The exact route can be seen via the gps-documentation system which transmits live as I run. In case of lack of transmission signal it will be uploaded automaticly when I reach carrier signal again.
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The pictures from the stages will usually be uploaded in the evening but can be delayed depending on wether I have data-signal to transmit them. They will be displayed under each daily report when you click on "Reports" in the main meny and select the contry or continent I am currently running on. They are coded with the gps-location at which they are taken and their position will be displayed on the little map next to the report.
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