Aug 12, 2013

Distance today = 52.19 km; Total distance = 24,660.59 km; Location = Mt Gambier – 37 49.790’ S, 140 46.703′ E; Start time = 0755, Finish time = 1614


The one predictable thing about the weather in these parts is it’s unpredictability. It can be lovely and sunny one moment, and cold, wet, and windy half an hour later. That’s what happened today, but the worst of it only occurred over the final few kilometres.

Although it was a reasonably busy road, from Penola to Mt Gambier, the shoulders were very good, so I quite enjoyed the run. One highlight was a tuna pie I bought in Nangwarry.

It got quite cold during the final stages, as I approached South Australia’s second largest city. On arrival in Mt Gambier, I did an interview with Sam from the Border Watch newspaper. She also took some photos out on the road.

I also reached the 94% mark today – I now have less than 1,600 km to run.