Friday 13 July 2012
A bit about our vacation
Remember the bit about the difficulty level? This one in rated as two dots, moderate difficulty, taking 1 1/2 hours. When we did it six years ago, it wasn't bad at all, so we thought we knew what we were getting into. Well, all I can say is, what a difference 6 years makes. We came out of this one huffing and puffing, and feeling and looking like we'd been hit by a Mac truck. Of course, it didn't help that the temperature was in the 30's, with a humidex in the 40's. So it wasn't maybe the smartest thing we've ever done. I think we were both in the beginning stages of heat stroke, with faces bright red, slightly dizzy, legs slightly wobbly, and with the beginnings of headaches. We fell into the car, gabbed something cold to drink and turned the air conditioning on full blast. But now, looking at the pictures, I'm glad we did it. But after this one, we decided that we wouldn't attempt any of the others, since it was way too hot and there was a real danger of heat stroke. So we spent almost all the rest of the time relaxing in our campsite, me with a book or with hand stitching, Scott with a book or some games on his computer. Lovely and quiet and relaxing, which, after all, was the purpose of the week in the first place.