Oct. 18, 2015 Live from the road

Northcliffe turn-off, WA - Bridgetown, WA

Reported by Rajpal File 128.0 km

Our girls' team were sad to be leaving such a glorious spot as Jenny's Lake Farmstay.

Meanwhile, the boys team departed early from Walpole and drove to Northcliff, then on to Pemberton, a distance of aprox, 100 km.

Amazingly light traffic sharing the whole way with only three other cars – perhaps they were all going to Church shortly?

There was lovely early morning scenic running through narrow forest lined roads seeing the occasional herd of emu, goats and cattle ...

... and kangaroos.

Some person or persons have added ribbons to a great many trees along the entire way, perhaps a local and colourful custom.

Prabuddha pointing out that his photo features in the International Peace Run brochure ...

... and here doing his best to summon some of that former form.

Onward to Pemberton and an opportunity to scale the Gloucester Tree, some 72 metres high, with an old forest fire warning viewing platform at the very top that seemed like 100 metres up.

Not for the faint-hearted!

Only 20 percent of visitors climb to the top of the tree: most make it only part of the way before turning back.

Ranger Judy was our kind host. Thanks to the WA Department of Parks and Wildlife for welcoming the Peace Torch to the Gloucester Tree!

The theme of this afternoon was rain – plenty of it and very heavy!

Onward to run through to Bridgetown, keeping the Torch alight when we could. Wet, though not too cold.

With the sun out once we finished running, we gathered in Bridgetown. Tonight the whole team is overnighting at the 102 year old Exchange Hotel in Greenbushes.

Our hosts Julian and Jenny, are two nice affable easy going people. Salt of the earth.

Torch carried by
Amalendu Edelsten (Australia), Anubha Baird (Australia), Batbayar Bayarkhuu (Mongolia), Hastakamala Diaz (Australia), Medhavati Nasan-ULzil (Mongolia), Prabuddha Nicol (Australia), Rajpal File (New Zealand), Rathin Boulton (Australia), Saranyu Pearson (Australia).  
Medhavati Nasan-ULzil, Prabuddha Nicol, Rathin Boulton
The torch has travelled 128.0 km from Northcliffe turn-off, WA to Bridgetown, WA.

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