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: 20.0 km (Accumulated: 35851.0 km)
Elapsed time: 01:58:37
Start 10:15am., 17c, overcast & medium wind, at green km-sign "184" on Transcanadian hwy.104. Finish 12:29, 21c & same, at km-sign "204" on Transcanadian hwy.104.
Nature's fireworks !
As the distances between cities and towns grows longer and longer its becomes more common that we finish the day with 'wildcamping' - finding a place in the forrest down an old wheel-track or to an abandoned loggin-site to pitch our tents.
Yesterday we found an excellent site with enough space for both the supportcar and our two small tents amongst the trees, overlooking some distant valley's. But this was not the best part: As the sun began to set I got distracted from my reading ("Over the Edge of the World"; a historical account of Magellans 1519-1522 journey as the first person to circle the Earth - certainly putting our small trials here in perspective :-) - I suddenly caught glimpses of metheors/shooting stars through the thin tentcloth. Or so I thought. As I looked closer it turned out to be fireflies; first a few, glowing in the twilight of the sunset, but later the small trees next to my tent became virtually like christmas trees with the glowing orange-white glimpses. Some of them settled on the tentpoles making a virtual firework display in the dark before I went to sleep - Great :-))
Less of a firework display was the performance of the gps-tracking system wich for the second day in a row refused to work ! Not good. Atleast for a few days I can get by using the documentation-pictures that you can also see in the slideshow along w. the daily report and the logbook. But I definately need to find a stable longterm solution. Most likely I'll need to buy a new phone-unit as I suspect the problem is with the gps reciever since also the pictures lack their usual gps-stamping. Not exactly the problems I need on this last, deeply exhaused, state of the run.
The Tiredness also has meant that I have become behind with updating the website but I hope to catch up with the 10day backlog' during the next days where I also should reach a bit faster internet connection than today in Antagonish. But atleast I am beginning to reach the end of the North American continent itself and from then on I only have two islands left, Cape Bretton and New Foundland.
Another very good news is that the ceo. of one of the sponsors, Reino from Finland, is joining the run for the final stages. He is expecting to arrive at the ferry to New Foundland by 2. July and from then on there should be 900km's running to the finishpoint at the Eastern edge of New Foundland.
To get another impression of the experienses (and one less influensed by the late-onset tiredness) is that of my good support-driver, Alex, from Idaho in Usa. You can follow his account of the run at: