|Room with a (misty) view|
We woke up to better weather and boarded the 10am bus the next day, enjoying a slightly longer slumber and we were spared from the head/body-swaying/slamming episode we had days earlier on the GL bus. The trip though was still quick. Maybe it was just me but I thought Kunig, Suzette's Homestay's resident canine, looked happy to see us back so soon.
Thinking the improved weather will hold, we planned some astro photography but the heavens had other plans. It rained. And rained some more, well into the morning, spilling and flowing into the following days. We thought we had a chance to go back to Mt. Kupapey for the sunrise but instead, the days that followed turned into extended excursions to slumberland.
|The distant hills and mountains wrapped in squall and fog|
Mornings, thick fog danced across the terraces and distant mountains, alternately hiding and revealing the landscape. With the Globe signal hampered by the precipitation, it was no use trying to do online work. The days were spent instead on sipping mountain coffee (cup after cup after cup), eating, reading writing, sleeping, reveling in the cold, and enjoying this little luxury before plunging back to the hot, humid city and full-time work. There were moments when I stare blankly into the mountains wrapped in fog and rain, time seeming to slow down to a halt.
|Kiangan roadside view of terraces|