Mar 22, 2013

Distance today = 40.21 km; Total distance = 18,313.27 km; Location = Weil am Rhein – 47 35.568′ N, 07 38.124′ E; Start time = 0848, Finish time = 1519


It was a shorter day, due to our requirement to obtain new SIM cards for Germany. Yes, that means I made it to my 10th country of the run so far.

I started in a thick fog, which didn’t lift until late in the morning. It was also very cold, and I definitely needed gloves. Once the fog lifted, it was a nice sunny day, as I made my way to Basel.

Basel is a reasonably sized city in northern Switzerland, and it was my second sojourn into that country in two days. I crossed the Rhine River and then headed north to Germany. I actually ran in three different countries in less than ten kilometres.

Once in Germany, we stopped at the first major town, Weil am Rhein, and searched for new SIMs for our phones. This took about two hours, and I didn’t feel like continuing to run after that, so I called it a day.

It was a not a day for photos, as Carmel could not follow me through the heavy traffic of Basel and its surrounding suburbs. Tomorrow should be back to “business as usual”.