Australia 18 April: Adaminaby, NSW - Canberra, ACT
Return to the Source
Although we finished our run yesterday in Adaminaby, due to the school holidays, there were no accommodations available for us in this fair town, so we drove the 50km to Cooma to spend the night. Upon rising this morning, our girls team spotted a local market fair in Centennial Park amidst Cooma's accustomed early morning fog, and brought the Peace Torch to be shared amongst some enthusiastic Scouts, and friends.
The boys team, meanwhile, took the Torch for a road trip – first retracing their drive of the previous evening to Adaminaby, thence heading into the misty unknown...
Now heading north towards the ACT, these tracts are served only by dirt roads, with traffic sparse along the way.
Our two Mongolian runners are ever-ready to step up with any number of kilometres required: Sarankhuu Jargal ...
The Boboyan (or Bobeyan) Rd becomes the Yoauk Rd, which leads up and down and around into and through the Namadgi National Park, where it eventually becomes the Naas Rd.
Salil Wilson, our international CEO, road-tested Amalendu's e-bike for close to 50km and found it not wanting in any department.
Nurari Merry ran the section from Gundgenby River, past the impressive Mt Tennant, as we approached Tharwa and the southern outskirts of Canberra.
A soulful moment of gratitude for a rewarding and memorable few days back on the road with the Peace Torch ...