DAY 97 The Basin day 2

Day 97 The Basin Day 2

July 19th

Well luckily the wind died   and I slept well, and I was getting up early, well I was up early but a very slow getaway.

In the morning there were about another 6 tents. I watched as this Girl hiker got up, dropped her tent and just went wow… why canny I do that I just phaff about.

Okay I’m on trail     and wow its really smooth and downhill, Dam I should have gone on last night dam ….

I headed down until I came to a main road as I crossed over I n noticed a bag of oranges nice. I grabbed one and head on, now the trail began to climb   come on some wind please just a breeze maybe   it was just 7 am and it was also 73*

I kept Pushing   but now I needed a break phew. I found a tree   and took 10 mins but I wanted those miles so    it was just a quick break.

Water was in 7 but I had plenty from the pipe before I left. I was back on the gravel road heading into the distance   phew it was hot and once again I needed to take yet another break this is not a good start Mr.  snail  lol.

Okay umbrella time, I fixed on my umbrella and headed back to the trail, wow that’s much better, I was now beginning to see cows and cow always seem to know where water is,

Ass I hiked on I noticed cell masts on top of the hill so     turned off airplane mode…. Ping ping ping.

Oh lots of messages most I will read later. But I had some great photos of my grandson from, my daughter. The Uk has a heat wave, but it’s still not as hot as here.

Come on snail turn off your phone and start walking lol.

I was just going through a wired gate when Bright eyes appeared hello you long time no see.

She headed off in front of me but at a pace I was able to match which meant I was   going well. But  as I stop often to video  I  soon lost sight of her.
wow  even with my brolly  the  sun was still scorching    come  on water   where are you,

Down in the valley I spied two large ponds, the water looked sparking when I was up but the lower I got the less appetizing the water looked. and it was pretty crappy when I stood by the side of it. But hey its water.  But I thought I would check out the second pond

That looked much better. I dropped my pack before noticing bright eyes sat behind me. Oh hello I’m said. Sat by the water’s edge on the other side was a big cow, I must admit I was envious as I didn’t have the time to be that lazy ha ha.

I filled up 2 liters and filtered. And relaxed in the sun.
Soon bright eyes headed off she was trying to do a 24 hr.  stint, how many miles in 24hrs many a     hikers do this because they are mad lol.

I watched bright eyes go and climb out of the valley, omg it looked steep.

Okay snail time to walk /.

I  slung  up  my pack  and  headed  the  way  Bright eyes  had  gone.
I  hate  dragging water  uphill  but I had  no choice  as the next was in 11 miles  time.. Arrrh.

The climb appeared to have no end as I huffed and puffed my way up.

Once   up on the ridge it    climbed and dropped    omg why can’t it just stay level (Moan) I pushed on the sun baking me to a crisp, I was also rationing my water as 11 miles was far in this heat

At 3pm I hit the dreaded wall I was exhausted and done…  but still had a way to go…

I dropped my pack and sat on the ground   I just can’t do anymore I pondered for a moment then had an idea  

I would try to put up just my fly. /…  wow it works I put in my pack and crawled inside, it was cooler but not much I poured water over my bandana and covered my face.

I lay n there trying to conserve energy    a few hrs. should do it. the sun will be less hot.

As I lay there I noticed about 6 other hiker feet pass by.

But I was still roasting, and it didn’t appear to be getting any cooler   okay 3hrs is enough.

I [packed up and hikers on only to find I had yet another massive hill to climb.

This annoyed me more for not trying to push on earlier but I just couldn’t.

It was bloody steep and once again a long climb, so a few rude words were said.

Once up typically the trail headed down, I would have tried to cut the trail but in the distance there appeared many trails and I would certainly choose the wrong one. But omg the trail has done a complete horsed shoe, this annoyed me even more.
Oh great we are heading for a clump of trees perfect to pitch my tent…. Oh no we are not we are climbing once again. The hrs.  and miles were falling but I was exhausted and running on emergency power. Then the bloody wind arrived…. where were you when I needed you I shouted into the air… okay the next spot   is mine. But I had to keep trudging for at least another 40 minutes.

Okay that will do.

I  dropped  my  pack  and  got  out  my tent ready  to  erect     but  then I  felt  dizzy  so  just  lay  on top of  my  tent  until I felt  better.
after 5 ish minutes  I  put  my stove together  a cuppa  is what  I need.

As the water began to heat up I began to erect my tent then kicked over the water

F*uck F*uck   No No, I was low on water and just didn’t need this. I managed to rescue some and moved my stove further away and started again.

Then finished setting up my tent. I was too tired to cook so just ate snacks but drank several cups of tea

Okay  its  bed  time  but as it was fairly  late  I was  witness to a great Sunset 
Okay  fingers crossed  the wind  dies  down  and  for a better day.

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