Today saw me leave Bali around midday on the Ferry to Ketapang arriving half an hour before we left, cool hey!! No supersonic ferry, just Bali is 1 hour head of Java and the beauty of this time change is that I'll get an extra hour in bed to rest, lovely! Total kms today was 43, 35' to Gilmanuk and another 8k along the road towards Situbondo. Gives me 150kms for the 3 days of running and my body knows it. My right knee in particular not good but we push on. I certainly forgot all about my aches and pains when we dropped in on Sanatana Dharm Orphanage. The kids were lined up along the main road and waved and cheered us in. What an unbelievable welcome... I can't imagine another welcome by complete strangers ever having the same affect, a time and place and a state of mind combined for my most memourable part of the run so far. After the welcome the kids walked us up to their home where I was presented with Rp23Million kindly raised by the management and staff of Ayana Resort. Thank you very much for Ayana and Mr Jerome for this wonderful support. I should say that receiving this support in front of the kids was very touching indeed and something that I will recall with fondness for many-many years to come. I was made to feel very special indeed, thank you to all the kids and staff at Sanatana Dharm - I promise to repay your unforgettable welcome;-)
Yours in berlariterus...