Oct 24, 2012

Distance today = 44.09 km; Total distance = 13,609.71 km; Location = Essex – 41 21.085′ N, 72 23.197′ W; Start time = 0858, Finish time = 1540


Headed off this morning with Chook in tow. He ran the first 10 km with me. He’s just warming up. I expect him to make it to 20 km by next week.

It was a very pleasant run, through New England forests during the Fall. It doesn’t get much more picturesque than that.

I have finished the day in Essex, a town I’ve stayed at several times over the past decade, though not since 2008. It’s one place I’ve really been looking forward to running into, and it didn’t disappoint. The town is very historic, and was a shipbuilding centre during the Revolutionary War. We are all staying at the famous Griswold Inn, which is nearly 250 years old. The ceilings are even low, as was the norm in those days of shorter people.

Tonight we’re catching up with Betsy, an old colleague from the earlier days of Oceanlinx. She lives just up the road. Might even wander up the road to the Black Seal, a bar with a sign on the wall from BHP in Whyalla. No idea how that got there.