Jul 27, 2013

Distance for today = 49.01 km; Total distance = 23,826.43 km; Location = Port Augusta – 32 28.650’ S, 137 45.749′ E; Start time = 0841, Finish time = 1619


You can’t have it all your own way. That was obvious from today’s conditions. Most of the run was into a fierce headwind on a busy road with steep and rocky shoulders. I can’t say I enjoyed it.

Eric backed up well, running another 25 km. However, he wisely used his discretion and baled out early – a luxury I don’t have. If this wind continues, at least it will be a tailwind for me tomorrow.

This afternoon saw the arrival of friends, Caroline and Tony. They have kindly driven Carmel’s car from Sydney to Port Augusta. This car will now assume the role of support vehicle, as Jeff and Michael will be heading back to Melbourne with the caravan in the morning.

We really appreciate the contribution of all these great friends – Jeff and Michael for supporting us across the Nullarbor, and Caroline and Tony for bringing the car over. What would we do without them?