Friday, 14 March 2008

Rain, Rain go away

Well, crossing my fingers didn’t work. We have had almost torrential rain all day combined with a thick damp mist. Out of desperation we took a taxi to White Mountain but even this (supposedly) perma-dry crag was sopping. Before we walked in, we had arranged with our driver for him to pick us up in four hours time and so with a wet crag, in the middle of nowhere, with no phone, we were faced with either a long wait or walk back to Yangshuo. We chose the walk and it was fairly pleasant, getting to see up close a lot of the local comings and goings. After a short while we managed to flag down a van and once a price had been agreed, hopped in and rode back to town. The forecast for tomorrow does not look good, nor does it look great for the rest of the week. At some point I need to return to Lei pi Shen to retrieve my remaining 14 draws from my project which, judging by the amount of water that has com from the sky, probably won’t be the best experience of the trip.

If the rain has continued to fall, I think the plan is for a bit of wet-aineering up some of the multi-pitch towers around town. Sure its not sun-kissed, overhanging, tufa covered sport climbing, but a little bit of adventure never hurts ;)

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