Nov 11, 2013

Sorry about the web site being down over the past day or so. It appears be fine now, thanks to the folks at Next Digital.

We had an interesting weekend down at Racecourse Beach, about 300 km south of Sydney. Carmel and I travelled down, along with Debbie and Barry (who accompanied us through Bulgaria and Turkey in May), and Kirsty and Richard (who ran with me from Goulburn to Marulan and beyond).

Besides the usual tennis and beach golf, the wildlife was compelling. Kangaroos, possums, ducks, and rainbow lorikeets were all eating pieces of apple from our hands. They were all wild, but you’d think they were from a farm or zoo. It was nice to see so many animals that were alive, in contrast to all the road kill I got used to on the world run. It was also great to do a bit of running in the countryside again.

We’ll be heading in that direction again in a couple of weeks, this time to the Shoalhaven River with such characters from the world run as The Hud (60 km with me one day, followed by 51 km the next) and Dave (57 km in one day).