Jun 16, 2013

Distance today = 53.29 km; Total distance = 21,614.77 km; Location = Bodallin – 31 21.992’ S, 118 52.490′ E; Start time = 0744, Finish time = 1642


Another productive day, run in warm conditions. It was, however, quite cool early on.

During the morning, I ran past the place where the original rabbit proof fence was started in 1901. From there, it was built south to Esperance and north to Port Hedland, a total of nearly 2,000 km, and taking six years to complete. This made it the longest fence in the world.

I was also passed by two lots of oversized loads, and I really mean oversized! They were trucks with giant mining machinery on board, and required the police travelling ahead to get oncoming traffic off the road. These trucks took up the whole road, so those approaching from the other direction had to stop on the dirt as the trucks passed.

Grace ran the final 5 km with me again. That makes 23 km in total for her so far. We passed a property where two young red kelpies came bounding over to the fence to see us. We patted them for a few minutes, eventually having to leave, despite their continued enthusiasm.

Carmel continues to have problems with Picasa, and is unable to upload any photos at the moment. It’s driving her absolutely crazy, and is wasting so much of her time.

It is also possible that, as we head into more and more remote locations, we may have nights without internet access. If you’re a regular reader, don’t panic if this happens. The blog will be back as soon as internet access returns.