Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Misty Trails -- Stage 3 of the Maclehose

Our goal on Sunday was to conquer  "Stage 3" of the Maclehose Trail before the really hot & humid Hong Kong weather settles in. (It's only in the upper 70's with 95% humidity now.  The tough weather is still ahead.)

Stage 3 of this 100+ K trail is a rather challenging ten KM, with several pretty serious hills to climb.   We figured to be done by early afternoon.

It was cloudy, misty, and threatened rain, but that didn't deter us.

The scenery was gorgeous, and I burned off a few more of my Chinese New Year celebration calories.

And then, just at about the 5 kilometer mark, Wayne twisted his ankle. 

Nothing to be done for it, he had to keep going.  "It doesn't look too bad," I kept chirping.  We had another hill to climb... and then another descent.

With two K to go, he twisted it again.  

Looks like it will be next autumn before we hit stage 4 of the trail.  Stay tuned.

  Now listen, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money."  Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.  Instead, you ought to say, "If it is the Lord's will, we will live and do this or that.  -- James 4:13-15


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