Jun 16, 2012

Distance today = 50.73 km; Total distance = 7883.14 km; Location = Deer River – 47 20.170′ N, 93 47.947′ W; Start time = 0858, Finish time = 1651


I’m not sure what happened with yesterday’s blog. I had no internet in the room, and had to use a dodgy hotspot up the road. It only uploaded part of my blog. This has now been corrected.

I had a good run today, despite being drenched by a thunderstorm around lunch time. Carmel had to come to the rescue of my phone, to ensure it didn’t get soaked.

I saw two strange birds on the side of the road today. They were a sort of cross between an emu and a stork, and made strange noises. I’m still unsure what they were.

I also crossed the Mississippi River today, although it was a long way upstream and not very wide. I will see it again several times in the weeks to come. It doesn’t seem very long ago that I crossed the Missouri River.