I am lying in the tent now. It is the coolest evening since I was walking with my brother a few months ago and I’m really enjoying it! It’s still light outside, but the sun has set.
As I rolled out the three season Western Mountaineering sleeping bag earlier, I finally managed to pin down how to describe the smell it emits after having housed my sweaty body since April. And it is a very accurate description:
Take a dog and lay it on it’s side or back. Take hold of one of it’s paws. Take a deep breath and exhale all the way. Then put the paw about a centimetre under your nose. Breath steadily in through your nose until you get the point… The good news is after a minute, you get used to it.
The Great Wall has been fantastic today! It has been between 7 and up to 10 metres high. Their is no mistaking it’s path. Every two hundred metres there is a large beacon tower. I was ready to take some good shots, but there are factories and power lines here. Hopefully it will be better tomorrow.
Have a good evening, and if you tested what my sleeping bag smells like, give the dog a hug from me.
17 kilometres today.