Seven of us met on the dock early in the morning and caught a bus to the head of the trail. We had a nice time walking up the fairly well kept trail, chatting each other up like women do. There were some steep hills and muddy patches but nothing we couldn't all do fairly easily. When we got to the top, it was truly breathtaking. A few of the women had brought the handheld radios and called down to the hubbies to tell them we were waving. By this time, we had been gone about 2 hours so we told them not to worry, we would be another couple of hours as we weren't going back the way we came, we were going to keep walking down the other side.
|Karen on s/v "Gigi"|
|This was one of the longer ladders, and|
the most shaky.
|My friend Mary Lee, told us to wake her up when the bus came.|
After relaxing (and rehydrating) for a few minutes we caught a bus and headed back to the dock. I kept telling Andy how much fun I had and I think it was because we rarely all get together like that as women. We're usually as couples or family or one or two of us get together to go grocery shopping or do laundry. But this group was a lot of fun as everyone was laid back, no one was overbearing or a know it all (something I have a really hard time with), and through the whole day, no one complained....not one bit. As a matter of fact, we were all pretty upbeat...happy to be off the boat after all the wind and rain and enjoying the day with each other.
We've got another week or so here waiting on packages to come in, so there's a bit more exploring we get to do. Andy has been diving and getting some more pictures of Nemo so I'll post those soon.