Thursday, 20 August 2015

Running in Santa Maria - The Cai Agua

One thing that I'm going to do every time I run in a different country: I'm going to ask a local where their favourite trail is.  We asked my Mom's cousin Luis this question,  and he gave us a fantastic recommendation. He told us about a trail near my Grandma's house where he used to walk with his mother as a child.  On our last day in Santa Maria we ran his recommended trail.

July 14, 2015 - The Cai Agua
   We ran up the mountain road from my Grandma's house towards the trail head.  This trail was very lush and green and followed a small stream.  We ran along it for about 1k, and then we got to a clearing with a view that took our breath away.  There were several small waterfalls cascading down a huge beautiful rock face.  It was amazing.  It was one of those moments that made me feel so small compared to my surroundings.  Glad Greg was there to enjoy the moment with me.  It was beautiful.
   We followed the trail back to the road, and ran back down the mountain for the last time of the trip.  Thank you Luis for this fantastic recommendation, we really enjoyed it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is one steep road! Beautiful to run in other countries and how cool that this is a place that family members before you have also enjoyed.