161Km Hills, Rocks and Hail
Hands down this was the best day of riding yet. The vibrant energy from Bahar-Dar fueled my legs for every pedal rotation. Rolling paved hills lined with Eucalyptus & Acacia, busy villages busting with locals of all ages, market day & the hundreds slogged their goods on their bodies or on bamboo constructions lashed to the backs of their donkeys. Nothing but traditional clothing, curious faces & calls of “Salama!”, “Hello!”, “Where are you go?” and “Give me pen”. It echoed the whole 9 hour ride.
The stunning scenery & mild temperatures & bee catching birds were the saving grace. I managed to keep my pace through the 6 stones and 3 sticks that met my bum today. The sweet surprise from above- Rainstorms… what’s this? Africa? Then came the hail. It was then the skies opened up & the Ethiopian Gods threw stones as well.
Crazy contrasts happened today but I felt so content. I’ll go crawl into my tent now and wish for another beauty tomorrow.