World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 22790.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:45:53
Start 10:40am, 28c, l. wind, clear sky. At bl.&white roadsign "km 1675" on hwy. 3 to Bournes Aires.
Finish 17:35pm, 38c andsame. At bl.&white roadsign "km 1635" on hwy. 3.
Dehydration & double gas-stations
As you can see the temperature took a jump upwards today and sincewe have far between cities (400km on this streatch) it caught us a bit low on water supplies - especially when it came to cold water.. ;-)
To our luck I ran past two gasstations; normally there are about 200km between them out here in remote but beautifull Patagonia, so that ceartainly came in handy. Though, the sun had already done its job well, from a clear sky and near to 40c around 2pm, so despite using almost 2h refilling our water-bottles & buyingnew supplies of cold drinks (and chocolate, ofcourse ;-) then I nicely sweapt into a light dehydration with 4km left of todays 40km run.
When we drowethe few km back to the last petrolstation in order to wash up & get a bite of food, I was still in my own world but it seemed very fitting that their loudspeakers bursted out Pink Floyd "The Wall" at max volume over the empty sunburned pampas..
-I fealt like I had just smashed gently through a Patagonian wall of heat and dust.
But here; several hours later, sitting in the opening of my tent after a couple of sandwhiches, salted allmonds and pleanty of Cold drinks, the reward: above me the millions of stars of the Milky Way slowly unfold its bright band. Id happily dehydrate ten times more for this!