Saturday, July 12, 2008
Safe in shangri-la. Had a day of wet twisty roads from Lijiang which slowed down the pace and ｔｈｅ ｃｌｏｕｄｓcut down the views. Still very nice and the Gorge was quite spectacular. Feel like a bit of a dick because I didn't stop and walk down to river as I didnt read where the track went down from road and I just expected to see it but before I knew it I had ridden right through the gorge. At least it meanｔ Ｉdidnt get to Shangri-la too late as it took a lot longer than expected and had just enough time to have a walk around when I ａｒｒｉｖｅｄ. Ｎｏｔ ｓｕｒｅ ｉｆ Ｉwill stay a day to look around. Iａｍ ｑｕｉｔｅ ｋｅｅｎ ｔｏ ｊｕｓｔ ｋｅｅｐ ｍｏｖｉｎｇ ｓｏ ｍａｙｂｅ ｓｅｅ ａ ｆｅｗ ｓｉｇｈｔｓ ｉｎ ｔｈｅ ｍｏｒｎｉｎｇ ｔｈｅｎ ｇｏ ｎｏｒｔｈ ｔｏ ｔｏｗｎ ｂｅｔｗｅｅｎ ｈｅｒｅ ａｎ Ｌｉｔａｎｇ．Ｎｏｗ ｓｔａｙｉｎｇ ａｔ ３３００ｍ ａｎｄ ｔｈｅ ｓｃｏｏｔ ｉｓ ａｌｒｅａｄｙ ｓｔａｒｔｉｎｇ ｔｏ ｃｒａｃｋｌｅ ａｎｄ ｎｏｔ ａｓ ｓｐｅｅｄｙ（ｌｉｋｅ ｉｔ ｗａｓ ｂｅｆｏｒｅ！）ｓｏ ｗｉｌｌ ｔｒｙ ｔｏ ｌｅａｎ ｉｔ ｏｕｔ ｍａｙｂｅ．Cold and wet here so going to keep warm in front of fire!