We are now in Southern Cross after being offline with computer problems and being out of range with our mobiles since Northam. It felt really frustrating. Locals say it drives them mad and they say lots of other words that are too rude to mention.
Dave is running really well and is averaging 35 km per day. Only two days ago Dave had a great run assisted by a strong tail wind and did an incredible 45.5 km!
Our earlier estimates of arriving in Kalgoorlie on 11th October are now revised to Wednesday 8th October.
Our routine each morning is up at 5.10 am…a big high energy breakfast of a bowl of porridge made of oats, a huge weight gaining drink made with orange juice and special secret ingredients, fresh fruit and toast. He has so much I wonder how he can run after it all.
Dave then spends 15-20 min attending to his feet covering sore spots with Fixamol to ensure that he doesn’t get any problems as the feet take a pounding.
Lunch is usually a sandwich of salad, ham or tuna with orange juice and of course….a chocolate or two!
There aren’t many camp sites after Southern Cross so we will be camping on the roadside until we get to Coolgardie.
We met a car load of Irish tourists who couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw Dave running. So shocked were they that they pulled him over and had a chat to him. They said they had just finished saying “I wonder if we will see a mad person running across Australia” when Dave appeared in front of them. They were a lot of fun.
Dave says to thank you all for the comments as it keeps his spirits up.
Will keep you posted.