Going West on the Tourist Trail
Location: Ulverstone, Tas.
Distance: 14.7 km
Time: 80' 19"
Rate: 5' 28" per km
Weather: sunny, temp 13 degrees, humidity 50%, wind calm
Week: 28.3 km, June: 28.3 km Year: 1884.35 km
Started today from my brother's place in Ulverstone, an easy rest day after a late night (midnight) visiting friends in this town I once called home. Lived here for 8 years on the North West coast of Tas before those in authority decided to transfer me to Launceston to work.
The hazards of working in a bank years ago meant a month's notice of transfer and away you went to live in another town.
Westerly run today to visit the site of my most enjoyable social life while living here, the golf club. Back then, 20 years ago I didn't run. Playing golf and drinking beer was the name of the game. Now both are mere memories, however good both activities are.
The golf club was almost empty late in the afternoon, the competition players having hit the ball around the course in the morning. The golf course hasn't changed much, the trees have grown, the club house has been extended, but the urge to play didn't come flooding back.
The run then continued out to the cemetery, located in the country side, nice place to visit, don't want a permanent booking just yet.
Easy but undulating track on country road again, much less traffic and the grass is so green. Haven't seen such a thing for years. No water restrictions in this part of Australia.
The sun shone today, nice early winter day, not cold at all, that's the benefit of being near the ocean. My brother's house is also 60 metres above sea level, uninterrupted views out on to Bass Strait. The sea is flat, and probably very cold. I will test out how cold in the next few days with a legs recovery session after a run. If I see an iceberg floating by, get out quick.