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Expensive lesson 高い教訓

May 27, 2008

The omniscient “they” say that experience costs money. Well, that was certainly the case after a hike a group of us did on Sunday.
英語で喭があります。「経験は高いです」。週末に友達とハイキングに行きました。後でその諺は本当です。

We had been talking about doing this particular hike for over a year – the Pat Sin Leng leg of the Wilson trail following a ridge of mountains that overlooks both the mainland and most of the New Territories. We checked the weather reports and there was an indication that there might be some showers but that’s about all.
一年ぐらいこのその所にハイキングをしたかった。山道は山の背沿いに行きます。そこから新領と中国を見えます。天気予報は少し雨降りそうだった。

About an hour into a five hour hike, the clouds, complete with thunder and lightning rolled in and it began to rain. Showers my ass! By this point we were almost to the first of many peaks and really no point in turning around. Over the next couple of hours it alternated between pelting down and letting up. We were all soaked completely to the skin and the only plus was that it wasn’t cold out.
一時間後雲と雷と大雨が来ました。小雨じゃなかった。その時ぜったい戻りません。すぐに僕たちはびっしょり濡れました。いいことは度があたたかいでした。

Here’s where the cost comes in. Because of being completely water logged, between the five of us we lost a phone, an iPod, three cameras and two lenses. My camera and lens will now make lovely paperweights. What’s extra galling is that had this been Canada, I would’ve packed for this possibility but I take a look at the mole hills they call mountains here and don’t really think about it. I certainly will next time.
びっしょり濡れたから五人の中でたくさん電気物が壊れました。ケイタイ一個、アイポド一個、カメラ三個、レンズ二個が壊れました。今から、僕のカメラとレンズは面白い文鎮になりました。残念ですね。高い教訓です。

Trying to look on the bright side though, it really was a nice hike.
さぁ、しかったがないですね。でも、いいハイクだったよ。

One Comment leave one →
  1. Carman permalink
    May 27, 2008 10:45 pm

    Hey Gordon, I won’t forget this expensive lesson😦 ! However, we did have fun!

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