Friday, May 6, 2016

Best water slide ever?

Not designed as such. These are the sluice ways for a large dam, several hundred feet tall. I thought that it would work as a slide if you relaxed and kept your whole body leaning back against the sluice. My pilgrim companion shuddered and thought you would surely pitch forward and tumble down. We were both a bit giddy at that point. We had just walked down 700 meters vertically to get to the narrow roadway along the top of the dam. On the other side, we had 6 kilometers of stiff uphill walking to get to Grandas de Salime, our destination for the night. The second picture shows the view from about a kilometer along the way. You can see the dam we walked across at the end of the reservoir.