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    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

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    1,000,000 Participants

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    Dreaming of Harmony

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    New Zealand

USA 16 June: San Francisco, CA - Salt Point State Park, CA

This morning we took leave of our friends and generous hosts in San Francisco, and started our day with a team run across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The experience lived fully up to our expectations - blue skies on a clear, fog-free morning gave spectacular views on both the approach and the crossing of the bridge. We ran in a group and took turns to carry the torch.

There were quite a few other runners and cyclists who waved and smiled as the passed us crossing in the opposite direction, and we even got some high-5's from some bridge workmen crossing in their buggy.

Today's running was again up Route 1 - another day of gorgeous coastal scenery. And steep, hilly cliff-sides.

We didn't have any scheduled ceremonies today, but we had lots of unscheduled happy meetings by the roadside.

Howard and Donna Roberts saw one of our runners on the road, and then when they saw all our vehicles stopped at our switch-over point they also stopped to see what was going on and hold the torch to add their harmony-wishes to our journey.

The women's team met Eric and Annie when they stopped at a beach overlook. We were actually trying find a way down for quick swim after running, but Annie told us that there were sharks in that bay at the moment because of the seal pups on the beach.

She and Eric had a great knowledge about the local wildlife, and also told us about a beautiful swim-spot a few miles up the road where the Russian River flows into the Pacific.

Outside Tomales we met Doris (CA), with her two granddaughters, Josilyn(OR) and Mikeala(UT), who generously gave Vladimir a $20 donation whilst he was running. They stopped their car shortly and chatted. They were very excited to meet us and were overjoyed when we gave them a World Harmony Run t-shirt each.

We also met Mary and Forrest at the beach overlook.

They not only held the torch and listened to us sing our World Harmony Run song, but were kind enough to let us look at the harbor seals and birds through their telescope.

We were happy to meet locals with such a great knowledge of the beaches and wildlife, and they were happy to meet our runners from so many far-off countries. Happy harmony all round!

Our final destination was Salt Point State Park campground where the team quickly got things set up for the night.

See you tomorrow!

– Kokila and Mark

Distance: 93 miles

Team Members:
Atulya Lee Berube (San Diego), Mark Collinson (England), Kshetragna Ulanova (Russia), Surya Smolennikova (Russia), Vladimir Salnicov (Moldova), Kokila Chamberlain (England), Drsalu Gruenstaeudl (Austria), Maria Manecke (Germany), Jeromy Cheatham (San Diego), Abhejali Bernardova (Czech Republic), Salil Wilson (Australia), Sukhada Korshunova (Russia), Pujari Schaffer (San Francisco), Asadhari Burns (New Zealand)

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