Tuesday, July 21, 2009

There Are Flowers Here


The rain is gone and we have been climbing again. We've also visited the beach and are currently making plans to see some very big critters. The last arrivals in our party come in on Thursday. Also, I think we're all still very excited about the climbing here. The only downturn is that we may have to pay for our climbing from now on. Most of the farms we climb at have begun charging for our recreating and Rangers have begun hanging out at the entrance to the Cederburg Wilderness and charging us day use fees. The fees are understandable and minimal compared to what we would pay in the States, but it does add yet another expense to the ever growing list.

On a personal note, I've had the unfortunate flair-up of the bicep pain I'd avoided for about a month. Just when I thought I was in the clear I hopped on a thrutchy, difficult problem without a proper warm-up and WHAM! my bicep yells at me. Typical really. Once you think you're rehabbed you neglect the things that got you healthy in the first place. Its not as bad as it was in the beginning so hopefully I can keep it at bay for the duration of the trip. I hope I have the discipline.

3 comments:

J V said...

Elephants? Sharks???


I did some curls yesterday in the gym...

Dad said...

I re-found your Blog and got caught up, but it left me with a nagging question: What the heck's the status of Becky's knee?! I hope she's gotten more medical attention and that you are helping her to be cautious so it won't get worse. Otherwise, enjoy the heck out of this experience (not that I really need to remind you) and send more pictures!

ryan_leahy@nps.gov said...

good luck with the bicep buddy