February 13, 2012
Bright and early this morning we went on a hike through a local village to the Irente Viewpoint. It took a few hours to get to the viewpoint and when we got there it was a little…ummm…cloudy.
Luckily the clouds cleared while we were there and we got some great views of the valley and surrounding areas.
To get the best views you jump onto a large rock that juts out over the valley and when you stand on the edge it feels like you’re at the ends of the earth.
It was nice to sit on that and appreciate what was around us and where we were. Most of the group wandered to check out another view and I stayed on the rock alone with my thoughts. I’ve really appreciated the quiet moments, where I can just sit silently and soak everything in.
By the time we headed back to camp the sun was really high and it was killer hot. A few members of our group got sun stroke and spent the rest of the day resting and rehydrating.
Breakfast: toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee/tea
Lunch: cucumbers, carrots, bread, cheese, onion salad
Dinner: chicken masala, rice, chipati, spinach, mango