Thursday, April 9, 2015
I woke up at 5:30 am again and since it was clear we up to Srinigar to watch the sunrise. The stairs up to the top are long and fairly steep at points, and they skirt along a pine forest. Yes, pine, like in Oregon! I had begun to notice many similarities to the terrain of my home. At the top is a small shrine, and an observation platform from where we watched the sunrise.
The distant mountains some 70 miles away I estimated, loomed large in the morning light. I could see snow blowing off the tops in what must have been a howling wind! We looked down on the ridges several hundred feet below, where TMH was located. Nepal is certainly I country built on mountains – very little there is flat.
Sunrise at Srinigar.
The rest of my day then consisted of an oscilloscope “lesson” to the biomed lab. It didn’t go that well, because while I thought I knew all about it, it turned out to not be so… there are many variables (voltage, questionable equipment, etc.), but I did the best I could. I finished the antennae changes and got one computer online. We also got a replacement ups for Nora’s house because the old one had passed away unexpectedly. Thanks to Luke from Australia for his help with picking that up.
I had just two more days there until we left for Pokhara… I was sad to think that I would not return to Tansen on this trip.