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2nd Attempt: Day 45: Nearly killed! Monday 10th 2010, 45km, Steps 54765. (5/10/2010)

“Watch out” I shouted, as I heard the screech of tyres and hide my eyes with my paws as a caravan come skidding towards D on the corner of the Eyre and Tod Hwy at Kyancutta. I couldn’t bear to look, I thought when I opened my eyes I would see D as a human form of roadkill but luckily she had just managed within a hare’s whisker to jump out of the way. Within moments I breathed a sigh of relief as the caravan continued around the corner and then I was furious as these inconsiderate people after nearly killing D didn’t even stop to see if she was okay.

Let me take you back just a few moments before this incident to explain what happened, D and I were having a very good running day and was just coming into Kyancutta for lunch when we come up to the T section on the road. We needed to turn right and as we were turning a brand new 4WD and Caravan was driving down A1 towards us and obviously wasn’t paying attention to the road signs and at the last moment saw that it needed to left. The driver seeing that he was about to go past the corner slammed on his brakes, not really something you should do with a 1.5 tonne caravan behind you and of course the caravan started to jack knife all over the road and headed directly toward D, who was already a good metre off the road.   Luckily for us the only thing that did happen was D was a little dirtier from where she fell on the dirt but I was mad as hell I wanted to go bite some holes in their new tyres and I did think that some people should be given lessons before driving a new caravans.
After lunch D found a dirt track along side the highway next to the water pipeline and I think she was a little relieved to be away from the dozens of 4WD’s and caravans that are on the road. D would never admit this but I think today’s incident shock her up a bit and I was grateful the universe provided a way for her to continue the days running in safety. We arrived in Wudinna our destination for the night and grabbed supplies from Big Pink who had to start travelling down to Port Lincoln tonight as they would be fundraising there for 2 days, leaving us on the road to travel forward by ourselves for a couple of days. D told her mum about today’s incident and D’s mum gave her a big hug and her the first time this afternoon D smiled, as I know when D hugs me there is nothing in the world more healing then a hug from your mum.
Running with you soon.
Maggie (Director of Greeting)
Total steps: 2,353,958          Total kms: 1980.5km
Recorded from D’s GPS that is always on her as she runs, recording the record.
GPS co-ords start: S 33 09.937’ E 135 53.200’
GPS co-ords finish: S 33 03.360’ E 135 28.022’

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