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Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Submitted by Tiffany on 22 December, 2013 - 07:12
But I made it
Trying to avoid some of the water, I head off the track, this is a picture from the "main road" where I'm standing in the water looking at my bike
The landscape keeps changing from moorland to tropical with palms
Amazingly I come across evidence of construction, however, the bridge is not ready yet and I have to detour around it
I paused to get a standing picture of me and Suzi but the plant holding the camera wouldn't cooperate and dipped down as the photo was taken.
Little was I to know that this would be the last of the smiles for a while.
My surroundings started to look like Scotland
The "road" turned to rock and became very steep, I managed to stop and even get a photo of the bike that almost manages to show how steep the slope was.
You can see the blur on the camera lens- yep, it had started to rain, just what I didn't need as ahead of me is a steep downhill to a river at the bottom and NO other way around - I'm scared (and I'm definitely no longer smiling)
Here is the view looking back at the slope
Gingerly is the word for how I rode it, I turned Suzi downhill and just let her go, the rain wasn't helping, the surface was slippery and as I got closer I could see just how fast the water was running. Absolutely no chance of stopping to get a closer view of the river or the rock.
But I made it
Up to the top of the next hill, where this unusual rock caught my eye
I even managed a smile for a selfy