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: 27.0 km (Accumulated: 31808.0 km)
Elapsed time: 02:40:19
Start 09:35am., 29c, cloudy & light wind, at white roadsign "Asawa Yuja: Communidad beneficiaria, Jurimakal" on hwy. 88. Finish 12:39, 32c, a few clouds & same, at km-stone "52" on hwy 88.
One day left across South America !
- If all goes well tomorrows run should end at South America's Northernmost point reachable by road, Pto. Bolivar.
After todays very short stage there should be between 80km and 100km's left. Its very remote areas and it turned out that precise information about exactly how long there is to Pto. Bolivar was uncertain: According to my roadmaps I should have reached it today ;-) Acording to locals along highway 88 I have a fair bit more than 100km left. But the km-signs puts it at about 90km's and they are usually not too much off the mark'. At the same time the road is supposed to become a trail 30km's into tomorrows run. Not many people travel to Puerto Bolivar apart from the mile-long cargo trains wich transports charcoal along the arrow-straight highway 88.
In order to have a chance to reach the Northern end of the continent by torrow I aim to start by 4am. The temperature is tropical and there is not much shade to be found along the road, but the positive thing is that the humidity has gone down the close I get toward the Carribean Sea as a fresh ocean breeze sweeps across the lowlands :-)
I'll update the gps-track (at the endomondo link below this report) as soon as I get back to my base at the nearest town w. internet access, Maicabo, wich is about 120km away from Pto. Bolivar. My airplane connection bound for Cuba departs the 30. December, so I will do my best to push' for a finish tomorrow as there is about half a days drive to the airport.
The reports from the previous days will be uploaded shortly along with the last 3 days of the "Christmas calendar". Meanwhile I have put 3 new video's from Colombia online via the link below for you to enjoy :-)
NB: The elseway remote and windblown areas has a large number of indigious people, many living in reservations along the main road I am running on. I'll try to share a bit of their interesting story in the report tomorrow once the stage is done. I had the joy of sharing a couple of km's with some of them as two teenagers suddenly decided to run along with me on todays stage when I passed their village. We didnt talk much - but the communication of sharing the running definately was there and made me forget the monotomy of the flat horizon !