As I awoke this morning I looked up out of my tent and realized 2 things: (1) I’m glad I’m not into rock climbing; and (2) If there’s an earthquake right now I’m screwed.
Another nice day for walking. They seem to be planting lots of eucalyptus trees around here. They smell great and love that blue/grey hue.
Trail started going up a dirt toad and away from my blue dots. Scenic but disconcerting.
I’m seeing a random yellow arrow and the road makes no turns so I keep going.
Starting to get a little nervous. I am now convinced the guy who led me this way had a bit of a grin when he sent me on my way. There are random chain saws revving through the forest. All I can think of is Spanish “Deliverance”.
I was really having a bad day at this point. As I got to bottom of hill I saw that machine had left a huge mud hole. Should be OK if I just follow tracks. Not so much.
Laredo (not TX, Austin Bonner!), a nice resort town with a huge beach.
Getting close to my destination of Noja (Kris,notes). Anxious to get to this small surfing town.
Very fun climb with view back to Laredo (way in distance).
The other side of the mountain!
I was so excited by vistas and climb I decided I was going in ocean. Got down to water line and hardly noticed the 5’7” gorgeous brunette young lady with a butterfly tattoo on her ankle and a pierced bellybutton who was topless. For some reason, she screamed in horror just as I was stripping down to my Tommy Johns. Not exactly sure what scared her.
Hiked final 2 miles on the beach. For a day that started pretty bad, it ended fantastic. Remember that next time your day totally blows and it’s not even mid-morning.
Happy trails and buen Camino!