26 April 2008

Journal 20

I finally reached a turn-off, where I had to take a foot-path to today's goal: Nugagala Arañña. The foot-path is not quite 3 miles: the trip takes – took - over 2 hours. It is the hardest path I have ever walked: up and over huge hills, with jungle closing in, over streams unbridged and leech-infested, higher and higher. I only barely made it - that's no exaggeration. Even when the arañña was, after a long long time, actually in sight, I still only barely found the last reserve of energy to struggle up a water-spill slippery rock and up steep stone steps to reach it - farther still…

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