World Run I / Reports
Distance today: 76.0 km (Accumulated: 13877.0 km)
Orbost coming fr. Cann River >.
76km, 7:49:53h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops.
Total 13836km. (J.).
(crew: Anni & Bob. Fickel).
(runner company by Bob Fickel last 15km).
Time GMT + 8 hours
+16c, light wind and overcast at start. 19c,
medium wind and overcast at finish.
- Australian nature!
Gum tree, eucalyptus with strong distinct smell, vines and huge tropical
ferns. Middle sized palm trees in the valleys along w. long stretching
plains of green grass.
Signs warning for wombat and kangaroo. In the trees: parrots, bellbirds,
On the ground: ants, spiders, lizards and snakes (the last two only as
Yet; most striking are the sudden changes and variety of nature zones
through the first small 500km that I have run in Australia.
No other 500km in Europe, Russia/Asia or Japan has brought such variety!
- From subtropical rainforest to green plains with sheep?s, cows &
lamas/pack as (!) to alpine highland with barren mountains. That?s the
main terrain for the first 10days of the run.
NB: yesterdays report promised satellite positioned pictures. If they
weren?t there I much apologize!
In every new continent (and telephone system) I run through there are a
bit of technical problems in the beginning. My excuses!!
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