World Run II / Reports
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Distance today: 26.0 km (Accumulated: 23290.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:21:52
Start 11:00am, 20c, l. wind, o.c.. At yellow tarmac-marker "19/18" on hwy. 3 to Bournes Aires.
Finish 14:08pm, 21c, heavy rain and same. At Bl.&white km-marker "1139" on hwy. 3.
After nearly 5 weeks with no rain at all, and on bigger scale a 2y. draught for Argentina, the weather suddenly seemed to try to catch up:
Within one hour of v. heavy downpour the streets of San Antonio del Oeste, where we will have base the next few days, got flooded. A couple of unsuspecting drivers were caught in the deep puddles mid-town but luckily our 4wd supportcar maneaged it nicely !
(I escaped the approaching rain & thunder clouds during the run itself; ..untill ofcourse it caught up w. me 1k before the finish, soaking me completely ;- )
After setteling down w. a good lunch at the local hotel, where I was lucky to get an old but huge room overlooking the two main streets of San Antonio (and the local pool-saloon ;-); we could begin to explore this city which has a charming mix of rundown "things-was-going-good-20years-ago" ambience along w. a clear fighting spirit to try to get back on its legs again :-) Thus a mix of buildings which were clearly fancy in the 1960-late 1980'ties along w. some abandoned buildings, blending oddly in w. the few sparkling new shops, displaying the latest goods..
San Antonio is also the last Atlantic Coast point on my South American part of the run ! Tomorrow Ill begin to head inland - and a new scedule will be posted as well !!