Yesterday was FUN. First of all, the sky in the morning (around 6-6:30 AM) was bloody amazing. It was a real sunrise sky, the sort of which you really don't see around this city. The sky was blue, and striped with orangish-pink clouds... It was quite beautiful.
Later on - when it was already morning Me, a few relatives and a few of their friends were on a trip to one of the desert-y areas in the south of Isra Hell. It started with quite a bit of walking on a mountain path (on which I found a few bits of Quartz and a few fossils, which was rather fun, and saw a local lizard or two, and a few birds - black ravens, and a few - one of my personal favorites - Tristram's starlings) until we reached the point where this path split into a path that continued on into the mountains, and a path which went down and back through what was probably a river once (maybe it is when it rains enough). That's when things got psychotic.
The path through the river wasn't all too clear, and to make things even MORE fun, there were a bunch of places that still had water filling them. We had to walk along the sides of the rocks, too. And of course, there were all sorts of pseudo-ladders to cross. the first one was unusable due to water filling out the area where it got to the surface.
But the freakiest part was that one of these water pits was DEEP. It was so deep, that one had to swim through. Of course, some of us had cameras or cellphones or other assorted bits of electronic apparatus on us, and so we had to do some rather crazy stuff to transport the bags across the water pit thing without getting them wet. Suffice to say that a short while after crossing that, I was feeling like Gollum. XD
It got darker sooner than usual, and the end wasn't seen yet. Soon enough we were walking in the dark (thank the duck one of these people brought a pair of flashlights...). Through some part of walking through the night, we reached a place where the walls of the ex-river were high above our heads, and you could see the stars (no place is quite as good to see stars in as the desert) through the top... It somewhat reminded me of the Paths of the Dead. Gollum, the paths, how further LoTRish could we get?
Soon enough reached a rather high place, from which one had to descend by standing on a bunch of metally bits that were stuck in the walls. As it was dark, it was hard to see where you were going, and so it might have made some people rather nervous. I found it rather fun. But yeah, it was already completely dark, but we eventually made it out. W00t.
Oh yeah. And on the way home I saw at least two foxes. Rather pretty creatures. No caracals, unfortunately (I'd really love to actually see one in the wild. ^^;;) but what the heck ever. This was definitely one of those trips that enter my mythology. ^_^
I woke up around 1 AM (I always do lately), and somehow managed to last through the whole day yesterday. Must be the energetic rush from all the walking. ^_^
So, anyway, when we did finally get home (we had to do quite a bit of driving) it was already around 22:00, after which I went on, took a shower, and crashed to sleep. I just woke up now to a rather silent online mornin', but WTF ever. ^_^
On other notes... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME. Yup, December 14th. So now I'm officially one year older. Yay. So when does the world explode? ^_^