It has rained nonstop for the last 3 days. Everything is cold and damp - my bed, my clothes, everything. It is impossible to get anything dry or warm. The absence of glass in the windows and apparent shortage of doors means that we have a constant through draught, forcing me to sleep in my coat last night and not doing my cold any good. But I guess that it can't last for ever and at least it is keeping the mozzies away.
I have repeated the photo bcause the scenery does, indeed, look like that - even better, in fact, because it is very green (all the rain!）。 I will have a go at downloading my own photos at the weekend, but first I want to get them on CD.
Due to the recent deluge, the proposed bike ride didn't take place, which was a relief! Instead we were taken by van to a karst hill, like the ones in the photo, called Moon Hill. We then proceeded to walk up 1251 steps to the top. It wasn't too bad to start with but got steeper and steeper and was almost a re-run of the Great Wall. The view from the top was sensational! Coming down was, if anything, more terrifying than going up as all the recent rain had made the steps extremely slippery and much assistance was required. We also visited a huge, 1400 year old Banyan tree and an extensive cave with stalactites and mites. (Sorry, no spell checker). So quite an eventful day.
Yesterday it was more taichi and in the afternoon it was crocheting, which was designated 'Chinese knitting', I don't know why, but, according to the Chinese instructor the Chinese invented football - a claim vigourously disputed by us Brits - so, perhaps they are laying claim to having invented crochet as well! As far as we were concerned, it is French and with a name llike that, how could it be anything else!
Well, I think that's about it. My fingers are numb, so better go. Bye for now.