Early this morning I picked up my friend. We were going to go up to Olalia. A gravel road all the way. Only about 5k. It should be easy!
Well... it wasn't! Mind you, it wasn't hard either. Even though there were some tough goings-up, I never had to stop half way to get my breath back, I managed to not wheeze and whistle and by the time we got to Olalia, I was still on the fit side! I was so happy and proud of myself. I may have only been training for a few short weeks, but it is already paying off!
Once we got to Olalia, I wanted to see the waterfall that was close by. We got the directions and the next thing we know, we are going downhill. And downhill some more. Stones and rocks and very marshy ground. But we made it to the river and to the waterfall.
Getting back up that hill was a crime though. I may be fitter, but not that fit yet. In the end I did make it though. Together with all the flies and other assorted flying crawlies. But I did manage to take a photo of a frog!!
|Oh yes, I did drink it as well!|
The way back was the same as the way we came. No stopping at all, not even at the hard bits. And not counting the few photo stops we had. In the end we walked close to 14k (about 9 miles) in total. Up and down and up and down.
We celebrated our achievement by a nice ice-cream on the way back. Well deserved I think!!