Xu Bu Village, Xiangfeng Town
San You Waterfall
Stunning scenery and waterfall in the Rongshui mountains
and we had it completely to ourselves.
It would have to be one of the chilliest days of our trip?
But the girls had the time of their lives :-)
Dried off and in the bits of dry clothes that were left,
Our friend from the Women's Association insisted on sharing her coat with the wee one, while Lucy insisted on sharing her scarf to keep the bigger one warm!
( I LOVE the embroidered leg-warmers ;-)
Our hostess' from the Women's Association were most concerned that we wanted to stay here, and were insisting we travel back to the Town to say in a good hotel, but gave up when they realised that we REALLY wanted to stay in the local area with the farmers.
This was our home!
This was our Entrance area, with a double bedroom on each side,
with its own very basic but functional en-suite!
The beds were clean and as comfortable as they could be,
and dinner and breakfast were served up in the farmer's house
where we were welcomed as part of the family
cooked by the farmer thro here
Fresh rice and vegetables from the fields
and very fresh duck from the pond below!
This is the modern style favoured by the young women,
over the black and turquoise colours favoured by the older generations.
That evening we walked in the silence and pitch darkness of the countryside
along the banks of the river, our way lit by the moon.
Magical, surreal and emotional!
What a privilege to be there!
As the girls and I snuggled in our room in the farmer's house, surrounded by the mountains and the river, the darkness of the countryside, with our Chinese friends next door, we felt truly blessed!
Next morning we woke early to the sounds of cocks crowing and the farmers busy off to work in the fields.
We came out to see the work had already started
we did some exercises :-)
where more surprises awaited us...........................