originally part of training/fundraising for the Hepatitis C Trust's Nepal trek. Now, sporadic musings...
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
striking our last camp
Like the cake from the previous night, our days of mountain trekking exist now only in memory and digital image...
Striking camp for the last time is bittersweet, flavoured with the triumph of what we all achieved with the help of Jeff and our wonderful porters, and with the sweet sorrow that today we leave these glorious mountains behind to return to Kathmandu.
I squeeze in another dawn dance meditation session before my fellow trekkers are up (I'd have to forgo sleep altogether to beat our porters!).
A permanent loo cubicle should feel like luxury - but it's made even less attractive than our travelling loo tent by the news that the shower cubicle abutting it has a resident scorpion. (I thought there were no nasty creepy-crawlies in Nepal, Jeff?)
Last breakfast 'in the field'.
Not much beats alfresco eating - except actually taking time to appreciate it...
- ▼ April (12)