Editors Note: Cormac like to wait for true inspiration to move him before he posts. That’s why he doesn’t post as often as Lauren.
Last weekend we took a trip to the top of Pico Basile. It was the first trip I (Cormac) organized as a part of my new job at the embassy. That’s mostly besides the point. There were 19 of us that signed up for the trip, but only 14 went. This is only notable because the guy at the bottom of the hill checking permits thought it was really concerning that soo many people would want to go to the top. In reality, many more people showed interest in going to the top. Many of the locals, and third country national commented that they’ve never been to the top and always wanted to go.
Starting out our hopes were not high, as it was cloudy and just as we left it started to rain…
I didn’t take any photos of the top, because as you can tell there are a bunch of towers and stuff up there, and technically this is a military installation. But I did take a couple photos of the way up.
Anyways, the trip was alot of fun and it took us less than half the time to go down than up. Yeah, for steep winding roads. Check out the timelapse I took on the way down. WARNING: IT’S MORE THAN A LITTLE NAUSEATING, but you can tell how good the road up Pico is.