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: 35262.0 km)
Elapsed time: 03:52:19
Start 10:30amę, 19c, clear & light wind, at cross of Upper Lead Mt. Rd. & Hwy.9. Finish 15:42pm., 26c, half clear & same, at mile-marker "258" on hwy.9, Wesley.
...Into the wilderness :-))
Finally the horizon is opening up ! It seems like there has been next to no real change in nature since I exited Florida with its tropical 'beach & palm' ambience and enterted the swamp-tarmac-and-concrete of the East Coast roads. The more enjoyable to now within a few days see the field of view seemingly grow larger for each 10miles: huge flats of open land, long rolling hills, small gentle curving mountains, deep forrests and a tiny road continuing into the thin line between the sky and the ground, far away.
This ofcourse also means that the days of motels & camping grounds are broken by wild-camping. Finding an unused trail or wheeltrack leading away from the road and into the proper wilderness. On todays pictures you can see two examples; yesterdays tent-site and todays. I think its obvious that its by far a much closer nature-experiense than the groomed campinggrounds w. showers, toilets, moved lawns..and prices that are almost as high as a motel room.
Certainly its also a joy that we see fewer and fewer of one of the common sights when running in the usa: "No Trespassing !" or "Trespassers will be prosecuted" and other unpleasant variants - yes, surely the land of freedom ;-))
For each step... I am getting closer to the freedom of the vast nature of Canada !
NB: The reports from the last few days will be uploaded soon. But since wifi-connections obviously will become more and more scarce as I head North, so will the delays also become longer.