What can be more extreme than riding an earthquake? Riding the aftermath of it! Yesterday morning I started out on a great adventure. I thought that it would be fun to get out of the tent and out of the compound in Muzaffarabad and see why we are really here.
So we took a 1 hour drive up the Neelum Valley to Kahoori, a village that has very few physical structures standing. The ride up there was amazing and extreme. Much of the road had been destroyed in the October 8th earthquakes and so was carved out of the size of the mountain. Most of the road was barely wide enough for two cars to pass let alone a bus. The rest was one lane.
Imagine hanging on the side of a steep mountain on loose gravel with a large bus heading straight toward you and not at a slow speed. This was normal conditions on this road.
Continue reading The Extreme Sport – Doing the Ground Work
Last night was my first night back at Muzaffarabad and at about 3:04 AM (5:04 PM Eastern Time) another quake was delivered right to my bed side (sure do not have to search for these earthquakes around here). Well, these shakes are getting common and so I just enjoyed the brief ride (again like someone gently shaking the bed), rolled over checking my watch and then rolled the other way and went back to sleep. Sorry I was not the first to get the news out and have waited so long but as soon as I got up, my day became very busy and very interesting.
I am so tired tonight so I am going to bed. Stay tuned to hear about my day in “The Extreme Sport”
Well, all is still well here. The earthquake seemed to have done little damage but I have found very little official information. However, a co-worker in Muzaffarabad said they watched rocks fall down the mountains.
As for more information from here, what would you like to hear about? There is a lot I could write but I want to be sure my readers are interested. Send me a note and let me know and I will see if I can write about it.
BTW, I am learning to cook Daal – Masoor and rice (the rice is the easy part). It is smelling good.