Oct 25, 2012
Distance today = 52.55 km; Total distance = 13,662.26 km; Location = Mystic – 41 22.686′ N, 71 57.337′ W; Start time = 0828, Finish time = 1647
After a great night catching up with Betsy, I headed off this morning from Essex with Chook. Betsy came out to make sure we found the way on to the bridge across the Connecticut River.
Chook ended up running 17.25 km with me. Tomorrow he is going to try to go further. Later, Kyle, a friend of Betsy’s, met me on the road. He found me using the tracker on the web site.
I ended the day in Mystic, Connecticut. This is an historic seafaring town, and was once one of the major whaling ports in the US. It’s now a delightful town that gives you the sense you’re living in days gone by. I spent the last few kilometres reading plaques describing the history of various buildings I was running past. The whole Connecticut coast around here is a study in maritime history.
Finally, today marks the second anniversary of Tony Mangan starting his run around the world. If you think I’m adventurous, check out Tony’s site at www.theworldjog.com. He is a real pioneer, doing it all without a support crew.