I went on this hike last Sunday. A lovely hike. Fit for ‘moderate walkers,’ it said. Only 10 kilometers along the Tannourine mountains range, from Laklouk to the Balaa sinkhole. I’m a moderate walker. After 8 kilometers, all sorts of hip joints fall out of place, but I can manage 10 K, I just get a little less ‘agile’, so to speak. I decided to take my daughter’s dog along. The poor mutt doesn’t get to see much nature, apart from the 20 minutes in the mornings and evenings along the neighborhood sidewalk. My daughter however, upon hearing the 10K, quickly opted out of that adventure. “10K? No way!”
It’s just that there seemed to be no end to it. But hey, you can’t complain, because you’re supposed to be the ‘fit foreigner’. But then suddenly my dog decided it no longer wanted to walk anymore. On the path it stayed. I had to carry to dumb beast in my backpack. That’s when I knew we somehow had surpassed the 10 K.