Wet...

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It rained most of the night and in the moring as well. Before I went to bed I forgot to open the wentilation to the tent... It was quite wet inside the tent... The inner tent was soaked and the sleepingbag was quite damp... This was not fun...
Well there was only one thing to do. Have breakfast and pack all the wet stuff down anyway...
Today was one of the longer trekks, 19 km over 6 hours. It is quite a large walley they you are walking along. I was thinking a lot during the walk, "Should I stop at Camp Seron or walk another 4 hours and try to exit the park today?"
Let just put it this way, my legs and feet decided it for me...
I was during most days lucky with the weather, the rain stayed behind me during the whole day but the wind didnt. When it comes to the wind it is very unstable and come in very strong from time to time. The good thing about doiung the Circuit in the wrong direction is that the wind is mostly in you back. It is an instersting feeling getting pushed up the mountain by the wind. And I have really no idea how you are supposed to go against the wind without loosing you raincover on you backpack...
I stood at the mopuntinaside in the afternoon looking out over a small lake, here you could see how the winds came in and created white fomy waves. But the interessting pat was where the wind came from. The wind came from above going straight down into the water and then spreading out in 360 degrees creating whit fomy waves. Very interesting to watch.
As you might have guessed I stoped at Camp Seron for the night. When I got there it was very nice weather so I put up the tent and had time to dry everything that was wet and managed to get a hot shower. Sometimes you just are lucky :)
There was quite afew people coming into the camp in the evening. Amongst them was Paul, a frenchman living in Alaska who also had taken the same way as I did.
It was a very nice evening with no rain at all sitting indors in the warmth chatting away with people.
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photo by: Vlindeke