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Australia 17 November: Lakes Entrance - Cann River
In the morning the team said a fond farewell to David Campbell, owner of the Idleours Caravan Park at Lakes Entrance before heading around the corner for our first appointment at Lakes Entrance Primary School.
Lakes Entrance provides a very nurturing environment for the students who come from a very diverse range of cultures and countries, a mini United Nations in one school. So naturally they had little trouble guessing the nationalities of each of the runners on our team.
Students and teachers alike were all centred in their hearts and full of smiles.
The students all passed the torch from hand to hand to each other and joy kept expanding.
Then it was time for a run all together around the oval, before bidding our new friends farewell.
Once out of Lakes Entrance we began to leave large cities and towns behind us. Out on the road the vegetation became much more dense with a dark green canopy almost covering the whole road in some sections. The bushland here is also home to a very large population of cicadas, whose constant chirping and singing was sweet music to our ears. A number of motorists (like this couple from Germany) also stopped by to hold the torch and encourage us over the hilly terrain.
We ran into Orbost Primary just before lunch.
The school is adorned with fantastic artwork on the walls, so we could not resist taking a few quick shots with some of the team.
Despite being small in size the school is big in heart, and the students really enjoyed their experience with the torch, and we certainly enjoyed the interaction with them.
After several laps around the school oval we were back on the road and onward to Cann River.
Some minor maintenance to our van on the way.
It was really nice to meet with Cozmo Satori, who is also a very accomplished runner. We almost felt like he should be part of our team :-)
Tall trees, big hills and fresh air. This was our experience for the afternoon's running.
The flowers and plants dotted along the roadside were also a real treat for the eye.
And finally as the sun began to wane, we arrived in the small hamlet town of Cann River situated on the south-east corner of the continent. A welcoming night of rest at the Cann River Hotel, for our last evening in Victoria.
Distance: 131 km
Prabuddha Nicol (Australia), Veeraja Uppal (Australia), Apaguha Vesely (Czech Republic), Kallola Brown (New Zealand), Uddyogini Hall (Australia), Varna Schultz (Germany), Urdhacheta Yap (Singapore), Hastakamala Diaz (Australia), Kieren Tobin (Australia), Chandrakanta Crull (USA), Anubha Baird (Australia), Pushpendra Uppal (Australia)
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