When I started walking today I noticed both the blister from yesterday and a painful muscle on the front of my right lower leg. Yesterday I reminded myself to take an anti inflammatory tablet, but had such a good time with my new 75 year old friend that I forgot. I think both the blister and pain were caused because I tied my right shoe a little too hard for the 23 kilometres trek yesterday.
I went on walking the Great Wall today but then lost track of it. I followed a valley and can only describe the condition I went into as ‘Great Wall Blindness’. Close to the end of the valley I thought I had the scent of the Great Wall, but then lost track. Then – right at the end of the valley, walking around a bend – I saw 4-5 watchtowers in a row a little to the North.
When I got to a largish road, I decided enough was enough and am heading back to Datong tomorrow. I just noticed my face is darker than usual. It has a layer of coal dust on it. Makes me look like a tough guy 🙂
15 kilometres today