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: 50.0 km (Accumulated: 25143.0 km)
Elapsed time: 04:51:02
Country: Chile West
Start 10:00am., 8c, dense fog & no wind. At green km-marker "km 533" on hwy.5. Finish 16:25pm., 23c, clear & l.wind. At small yellow km-marker "584.240" on hwy.5.
Finally a stage on length w. what I did on ave. in the first world run (2004-2005; 26232km) - I guess it shows that running outside the 'western world' adds that much expedition-element to the run that what is an fairly easy distance becomes a rare fight to do ! But nonetheless Enjoyable :-)
Btw. last nights campingground was one of the more interesting one: a huge plain at 500m. alt. set amongst mountains on all sides - and w. locals claiming they freqvently have "alien sightings" ...in order to have a calm night I decide that they by "aliens" mean "forreigners and not more exotic things a bit further away than Europe, N. America or Asia ;-))
On some of the mountaintops we could spot huge astronomical telescopecomplexes and we are entering the heartland' of astronomical observatories as we now approach the Atacama Desert.
Nb: Pic. & gps-track will be uploaded in a few days as we have very limited internet access here amongst the mountains !