Ultrarunner | Transe Gaule 2005, Deutschlandlauf 2007, Trans Europe 2009, Baltic Run 2010, M2M Ireland 2011, Ultra Trace St Jacques 2012, Orléans-Océan 2012 and 2013, Étoile Savoyarde 2014 and 2016
Monday, April 20, 2009
Stage 2 - the pretty post
Today's 69km (43 miles) was mainly lined with vineyards. Who drinks all this wine?! The wild flowers bordering them are just fantastic right now. I captured just one typical sample. Poppies, daisies, and lots I can't name. Spectacular. I hate to be disloyal, but Austin bluebonnets don't come close.
It drizzled refreshingly most of the day, and the temperatures were ideal. I'm whipped after over 8 hours of running, but now I can lie on my "bed" (bliss!) and console myself with the thought of being 3 percent done!