Lyric:- 'Take me on your back for a ride' - Gabriel
Following on from yesterday's blog, today's Washing of the Water, seems most apt considering the miles of levadas (inland water channels) we've seen in Madeira but also as this is a true Eden it seems only right to feel reborn.
A new pair of legs would be handy too as I destroyed my pair on a couple of thousand steps in just over a kilometre on the climb out of Encumeada today. Now Encumeada ain't exactly at sea level at 1004m but the climb out feels nigh on vertical. Well at least for a Cardiff Boy anyway. Makes Pen-y-Fan seem quite pedestrian in fact as it's that mountainous - are you getting the idea it's high?
The thought of bashing out 41kms more, let alone another 114 for the entire MIUT is very levelling.
Anyway, I'm off for a well earned sit down and then I'm off to find a good orthopaedic surgeon.
More tomorrow shipmates :-)
Rory Coleman - 910 Marathons - 233 Ultras
12 Marathon des Sables - 9 Guinness World Records - 21 Years' Alcohol Free.