Woke to a very cold room. From now on I’m using rooms pointing southwards. Also woke to the sound of thunder and wet streets outside. I waited to see what the weather was planning to do. By midday, I took the chance and got to the Great Wall by hiking a motorbike ride.
The first stretch was hilly and crossed a river. I had to look closely to find the path of the Great Wall. It is pretty easy to be fooled by the free standing watchtowers that often stand on higher ground behind the Great Wall in this area.
The last stretch was fantastic (and flat 🙂 )
About half of the houses scattered along The Wall on this stretch, were abandoned. Some of the dwellings were carved into The Great Wall. I entered a few of them and took pictures. One still had posters hanging on the walls.
Unfortunately, I had to break off just as the fun was beginning. The stretch in front of me would have taken three-four hours, and I only had two hours light left.
13 kilometres today