Australia 7 June: Wollongong, NSW - Nowra, NSW
Listening to the wind and heavy rain during the night we were very thankful we were staying at the Boat Harbour Motel and not camping like the previous night.
We started in Woolongong harbour, after ctaching up on some online stories we had missed earlier in our travels south through New South Wales. This story by the Liz Campbell, the Mayor of Kempsey Shire was published in The Macleay Argus; and this story recounted the Team's visit to Bulahdelah in News of the Area.
The boys team had meanwhile gained two new team members the previous night – Andrew McGregor from Canberra ...
The enthusiastic children of Kemblawarra joined the ranks of thousands of children as they made a wish for peace as they touched the torch on their way out of the hall.
We had quite a long run down to Nowra before our next school at Terara. Our way took in some beautiful coastal paths as well as roads by rivers, and through some bush land.
Despite the constant downpour, Andrew is enjoying his first ever day on the Peace Run, one he's not likely to forget.
We arrived at Terara Public School just after lunch, and were first greeted by a large 'Welcome Peace Runners' sign at the entrance ...
... and then by a large number off children holding paper Peace Doves they had creatively made for our visit.
Our girls team has grown by one with Altankhuu arriving in Australia. We will meet her tomorrow in Canberra, though she is already represented by her own lolly.
We finished our running through Nowra and out to the start of Braidwood Rd to give ourselves a bit of a start on tomorrow's big mileage.