Today the weather turned out to be rather wet, but we didn’t care at all, because we planned to have a more closer look at the drill cores anyway. Very interesting and revealing. After we finished that, we had quick lunch at a local ..errrr.. restaurant and drove to Sa Pa, which seems to be a giant construction site. Not so nice on the first sight.
120m of drill core (and many more stappled)
A see-saw (cooling water just from the streamlet that floats by)
We visited the northern part of the deposit today, which is completely different to what we saw yesterday
Nam Xe river, which we crossed yesterday
Geologists and their handy maps
Stein im Reis
Bein im Reis
After we went to not less than three authorities to get official permissions, we finally went to the field, where we had a hard, but spectacular day.
Bite me! Market in Mung Sa(?)
Looking for rocks
No geologists were harmed during acquisition of this picture
Me in the thicket (by Thomas)
Kids loved us
While waiting for the permission of the local authorities to visit our main goal Nam Xe, we had a small excursion to one of the spiky mountains around Lai Chau.
View over Lai Chau with administration complex (light blue), boulevard, and our hotel on the right (below radio mast)
Work between tea (like we do)
Herd like a pro
Thomas enjoying a few view
View from Muong Thanh Hotel (Lai Chau)
mein heutiges Abendessen mit riesigen Pfifferlingen, nen Haufen Maronen, Ziegenlippe und düsteren Porphyrröhrlingen (letztere kommen lt. Empfehlung meines Pilzberaters nicht mit in den Tiegel)
Riesenschirmpilz am ehemaligen Grenzstreifen bei Rotheshütte
unsere süße Maus Sarah, geboren am 26.11.13 mit 3640 g. Sie hat sich dann doch noch 4 Tage mehr Zeit gelassen und sich geputzt. Wir sind sehr stolz auf die Kleine und den Großen.