…riding the cake knife again:
I was getting pretty weary, counting every milestone next to the road, hoping for the number to get smaller…
…until finally, at “0”, I would be in a place to rest my head and take a shower once again.
An agonizing countdown, really.
Then suddenly two black SUV’s stopped on the curb, and a bunch of smiling uncles with cameras appeared:
They were on a photography-trip from the Province of Guangxi 广西 to the Chinese West, and when they saw me walking out there it was one big hello – and a picture-taking frenzy!
When they had left, there were 12 little fruit thingies and 1 melon left as presents on my Caboose.
Thank you, smiling uncles!
I could see black mountains in the distance…
…slowly drawing closer:
At first I thought they only appeared black, maybe because the clouds cast a shadow on them, but when I got closer…
…they really were black:
“Into the black mountains” – like a cliché from a late-eighties heavy metal song.
I thought it was nice that the road finally made some little twists and turns in the end:
And then I even noticed a little heart on one of the mountains:
Can you see it? It’s definitely there.
When I finally got to the highway crossing of G215 and G312, I realized I would have to walk 5km to Liuyuan, only to have to walk the same 5km back when I wanted to get to Xingxingxia 星星峡 later:
Well, to each day its own worry. But I needed a shower today.