English Version 21
Itís 6.30. Iím in bed with the quilt around me. Watched the CCTV9 weather forecast last night. Now I know itís just before 19.30.
The weather has gone crazy over most of China. 50 mm in Beijing, a new record. Down south 150 mm. Cold winds are blowing from the high plateaus in Tibet and Qinghai. Yes thank you, I have noticed!
It was all so fast, but I mean to understand, that the best spot to stay in should be around here. 5-17 degrees and no rain.
An opening of the window ajar tells me they were right. Itís cold but still no rain. I hope the wind wonít be blowing neither, but that will show out in the open.
That was my marathon. Once and never again. But I have to admit: first big goal is achieved Ė itís time for consideration and relaxation.
The day was without bright spots. The wind wasnít as hard as yesterday, but pure headwind. I even started go the wrong direction. Trusted my nose too much and hadnít bothered looking at the map. If I had, I would have seen that Dali is a junction. So I wasted 6 km going along S202.
By the speed I was doing I soon realized, there wouldnít be much time for breaks, if I was to arrive before dark. So it was an unbearable day. I donít want to think about it.
And it GOT dark, but you donít use lights here normally, so my magnet lights prove to have some efficiency.
Han Tang Inn Youth Hostel was hard to find, so I didnít get there before 20.45. No surprise I was totally worn out.