World Run I / Reports
Distance today: 36.0 km (Accumulated: 22663.0 km)
2005.06.13. [Winnipeg; cross of Grant Ave. & Fairmont
Road, South West part of city] - [Sainte-Agathe; cross of Hwy. 75 & Road
36km, 4:03:45h. Excl. food, water, road-finding, toilet etc. stops
Time GMT - 7 hours
+15c, overcast and light wind at start.
16c, overcast and medium wind at finish.
Bed & Breakfast !
Today?s run was a rainy run - no surprise there ;-) It was also mostly in
deep gravel, so no news there either. But the positive things were that I
had company on the first 15km by Jerod Fehr from Winnipeg who is planning
a Cross Canada run and wanted to get a close idea of what a run like that
Also my excellent hosts for the last days, Helle & Frank, followed me by
car and after equipping me with excellent maps of the whole USA stages even
drove ahead and looked for accommodation at the finish point !
What they found was a bed & breakfast owned by Suzanne & Guy Gagnon (yes -
French names, the South Manitoba has many families which traces back to
France or the French speaking provinces like Quebec).
They has a very cosy house that in many ways makes me feel like home and
reminds of my parents house back in Denmark :-) Also they showed to be very
pleasant hosts and we had a long and inspiring discussion about Canadian,
American and European politics ! Also they have a good library which will
provide me with reading for the evening; reading being a thing that I miss
much as I can?t carry the extra weight of books with me during this lengthy
- On the bedside table lies J. J. Rosseau's Confessions alongside Canadian
Adventurers & the North West Passage, so I'll be catching up on the reading
there. ...Though Rosseau in French will be a hard nut to crack ;-)
The Bed & Breakfast of Suzanne and Guy I can much recommend and you can get
a closer look at www.gitemaisonpresdelarouge.com ! Very nice home cooked
meals too :-))
PS: As mentioned yesterday, I expect to have the daily pictures back
online in the reports by the 25. June when I have a new special equipped
phone sent in from Scandinavia. My team back in Denmark is working hard on
that, which are the same persons who does the job of maintaining the
World Run book
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