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: 23325.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:52:39
Start 09:50am, 17c, m. wind, cloudy. At Bl.&white km-marker "1139" on hwy. 3 to Bournes Aires. Finish 14:46pm, 25c, l. windand same. At small road-schrine/memorial "CHIMPAY" [see gps-coded finish pic. for exact location] at road 2 to Choele Choel & Neuquen.
The Road Ahead
- Today the road ahead was closed !
But atleast 35km of it was still runnable.. :-) The heavy rain yesterday had flooded parts of the flat Pampas terrain and since I now begin to head inland - w. more hilly terrain and eventually the Andes Mountains - then the water obviously gathered at the low-points; and after a few roadside floodings it finally covered the entire road (see todays pictures !).
Before I got that far I was suddenly stopped by a policecar, which are very rare on the rural roads of Argentina, and four friendly policemen tried to explain ab. the flooding ahead. However, my spanish (next to none) meant that I had to run up to find out for myself ;-)
Hopefully the water will have sunken & the road be runnable tomorrow !
Meanwhile an update of the scedule for Argentina, where I am currently 3days ahead of the old plan. The rewised plan takes a different route, but same distance.
23/2 San A. Oeste,
6/3 Neuquen (2300km),
24/3 San Rafael (2900km),
2/4 Mendoza (Andes Mountains) 1 restday, 3200km.
7/4 Puente del Inca (at mt. Aconcagua, 6960m. alt.)
10/4 Los Andes (Chile, 85km N. of Santiago).
13/4 20km N. of Val Paraiso, 3500km.