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Goto: 12005-03-03 12005-03-05 1USA

2005-03-04: Pictures8
Distance today: 35.0 km (Accumulated: 18608.0 km)
Country: USA

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35km, 3:43:16h. (+/- 2 min.). Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc.
Total 18.567km.

Start: 10:30am.
Finish: 15:07pm.
Time GMT - 8 hours

+16c, heavy rain and light wind at start.
18c, overcast and medium wind at finish.

Today?s stage was planned as a 65km run, but with heavy rain since
yesterday evening I let the comfort get the upper hand and settled for a
stage short enough to allow me to dry my equipment before putting up the

Using the tent was important as I have stayed in hotel/motels on all but 2
days since L.A., which is not exactly good for the budget..

But running along Highway 1 does not provide many opportunities for

Although being a beautiful part of the run, almost all areas (!) are
fenced in and the roadside "decorated" with signs of the type: "No
Trespassing", "Private Property", "Stay Out !", "No Camping", "No Access,
Don?t Ask !" etc.

Coming from Scandinavia that mentality is a bit unusual and has a stunning
contrast of the openness described by last century writers like John
Steinbeck in his portraits of the relaxed ambience of Monterey and Cannery
row :-) Not to mention the past of the Western America as home of the vast
free spaces. It has certainly come a long way since then.

Well; as you can see from the most of my small reports there is on the
other side also much friendship to be found here !! And luckily I found a
"camping site": Costanoa, who kindly offered ground to set the tent and
even made an interview about world run :-)

- Later though, I found out that the charge for using the tent ground was
40$ (1pers., 1 night), excl. tax.
Now it is time to think what to do about the balance of the budget..



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