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: 40.0 km (Accumulated: 27783.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:43:50
Start 10:00am., 12c, light rain (!) and light wind, at km-stone "55" on hwy. 1. Finish 14:42pm., 19c, overcast and same, at lightpole "153" on Ave. Hueveros (see gps-stamped pic.) in Lima.
After a nice and a little bit fast 40km stage (ok, not fast by normal running standards but this far into the total distance anything below 6min/km is "fast" for me ;-)),
we found a deserted beach-resort a bit South of Lima itself. Expensive by summer but nearly without customers by winter so we got an excellent deal on a room as close as you can get to the ocean without having wawes sweeping into the room.
A courious detail when driving back to the hotel after the stage:
In Peru the police (and all other people) are very kind to us, but they do occationally have 'actions' where they seem to stop any car which comes by and present it with a fine for infractions which sometimes seems a bit surprising. At one time we were told that we had gone above the speedlimit on the highway - there apparently was a 60km/h limit. Though... the signs said 100km/h as recommended speed (which no one with self-respect in South America obeys !). As cars wizzed' by us they tried to tell us about the heavy prize we had to pay, untill I began to march up towards to sign to check it again - then they ordered me into the car and told us to just drive off.
This time, it was our luggage on the roof which caught the eye. We've seen nearly any imaginable item carried or strapped more or less loosely to any kind of moving veichle on the highway in Peru - but, today it was "patrol time" again and since nothing else was wrong with the car, it had to be the box on the roof. First we were presented with the usual steep amount to be paid - then the young handsome policeofficer saw Sarah on the backseat smiling friendly. Suddenly he became interested in where we were staying, and upon finding out that none of us gentlemen were married to Sarah, he suggested that we seek up a hotel which he wrote down for us. He would visit it in the evening.
- The fine: was never mentioned after the smile from our Australian companion.