Tuesday, September 25, 2007

9/2 Ow! Ow! Ow!

As anyone who has ridden a horse knows, the second day of riding is absolutely the worst. Your whole body hurts but especially your butt and inner thighs. Mine were bruised already and I felt so very sorry for myself. On our second day of riding, we covered 20km in the morning and 10 km in the afternoon. Whatever feeling I had left in my butt in the morning was completely gone by the afternoon. Of course that is when Bootsy decided to wake up and be energetic. Great. But we did some galloping on long stretches of flat land and it was fantastic. I had forgotten how much fun it is to ride.

The landscape is striking. The mountains look like drapes of green velvet. Contrasted against the blue sky, it is the very definition of picturesque. We ran into many herds of cows, horses, sheep and goats being tended to by men on motorcycles, the modern method.

It was incredibly hot and not a cloud appeared in the sky. It was very nice to have our camp all set up and waiting for us, including a shower tent.

Here is the link to the photos from Days 3 and 4: http://www.flickr.com/photos/54764455@N00/sets/72157602153342707/

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