Salt Air and Rough Seas
Distance: 20.4 km
Time: 1 hr 49 mins 22 secs
Rate: 5' 22" per km
Weather: cloudy, temp 12 degrees, humidity 60%, wind easterly at 18 kmph
Week: 38.9 km
Sept: 38.9 km
Year: 2936.05 km
Having spent the last 15 years living in Canberra well away from the sea, the smell and taste of salt air brings back memories of growing up on the coast in Tassie. A holiday break near the sea without any mountains or hills is a big change and I am yet to decide where I like the best. That decision is not a priority for the moment.
So a chance to eat and breathe salt make today's run very nice, the wind coming off the sea from the east so it was not as cold as yesterday. I stayed closer to civilization going past the port area where a couple of big ore carriers waited out at sea for the tug boats to guide them in.
Part of the run was down at sea level while the rest was at 35 metres above on the cliff tops. This time I tried to follow the GSWW track where it finishes after the 250 km circuit, but I lost the track where it goes inland after leaving the outskirts of town. I suppose I could have done the full circuit just to know where it comes out, maybe another day or 2 or 3 or 4 or 5.
This afternoon we are going to try to find a couple of Australian Fur Seals who live down in the port area, knowing my luck the will be out fishing.
Good stuff in holiday mode, that's when you can relax after a run and go play tourist later. Must get the prioties in the right order.