Oct 10, 2012

Distance today = 52.25 km; Total distance = 12,951.03 km; Location = Binghamton – 42 08.508′ N, 75 54.192′ W; Start time = 0855, Finish time = 1710


It was a very hilly day, though the hills came in three distinct sections. Once again, the uphills were more enjoyable than the downhills.

This morning I passed a cow with a very newborn calf. The mother was licking the baby, and still had part of the placenta hanging from her. The calf’s umbilical cord was dangling beneath it, and was covered in blood. I estimate I missed the birth by no more than a few minutes.

I’ve had some big donations in the past few days, and I’d like to thank all the St Charles’ School community in Waverley, Sydney, Australia in particular. The school had a ‘Crazy Sock Day’ and a second hand book sale and raised a $1000! Amazing effort kids! Many thanks to Marcelle McNally for co-ordinating the fund raising event. Also, thanks to the Miami Motel in Canandaigua – a great 1950s style motel that has been tastefully renovated, preserving the important bits, while ensuring none of the modern comforts are missing.

Now, for the winners of yesterday’s song trivia question. The answer was James Taylor’s Sweet Baby James. First prize goes to Chook Evans, while Bernie Breen followed very close behind. Thanks also to those others who answered correctly.

Finally, happy 21st birthday to Meggy Moo, auntie of The Ty-Man.