10 Oct Rain on the beach
We woke up early that Saturday morning. After breakfast we decided to hike to the nearby beach. To get to the beach you have to follow a trail of red sand. This winds up and then down a set of beautiful cliffs, with varying colors of red and orange. Prior to leaving, we had had some scattered showers. This made the red sand hard and easier for us to manuever on. We decided to take a path we hadn’t taken before. After walking on a pretty even plain thru some brush, we arrived to the descent. The path twisted for about 50 yards down. Luckily, the nearby inhabitants, had built a ledge with old tires to act as support and stairs on the way back up. When we reached the end of this path, we came to a huge dune with a pretty steep incline. To our advantage, the sand was soft and easy to glide down the hill on. As we swifted down the hill, it started to sprinkle. The descent was a good 200 yards, ending at the beginning of the beach. This descent down the hill was quite exhilerating. Once we reached the bottom of the hill, the rain started poor. We ran as fast as we could to find cover under a structure some fisherman had made. We sat there for a good 15 minutes as the rain pummeled the earth, before deciding to try and hike up the beach to a paved road to return. It was truly a refreshing and exciting experience to hike across unknown paths to arrive at the beach, only to be greeted by a huge storm. We were soaked, but the feeling of accomplishment, and experiencing beautiful nature was totally worth it.