A day of snorkeling at Nett Point the day before had worked muscles unaccustomed to being worked. Nett Point is also a good work out for the kids. The boat channel is deep, and jumping in means having to tread water and swim back to the dock.
Running is mostly a time for enjoying the outdoors and a time for thought.Out on the causeway the sun was settling in behind a deck of high altitude altostratus clouds just above Sokeh's ridgeline at 17:51. Dark was falling fast on this shortest day, sunset at 18:17. Sunrise had been at 6:34. Only eleven hours and 43 minutes of daylight, plus a few brief minutes of tropical twilight.
Light does not fade at dusk, the world simply goes suddenly dark like a light switching off. I ran a mental calculation and realized that pushing on to the airport would bring me back in after dark, so I turned around at Lidakida beach. Lidakida is a misnomer - there is no beach. Just a coral side road over the reef flat to a boat launch area. The water is certainly not clean and no one swims there.
Across the water from Nett Point is Lidakida and the airport, Sokehs rock beyond
I rolled into home as the setting sun lit up the clouds bright orange overhead. Ninety-two minutes to cover 13 kilometers - a very lethargic 7' 06" kilometer pace.