Did we already say that Cuenca is at 8,350’? After a few weeks here, we felt nearly acclimatized, but we knew we weren’t quite there yet. How could we tell?
Every day the online weather forecast showed rain clouds for that day and for all the days that followed. We’re now used to having some rain every day for a brief time, but it’s wildly unpredictable as to when. So, as we set off on our usual stroll along the Tomebamba River, we looked up occasionally monitoring the darkening clouds. Soon? Maybe in a half hour…
We walked for some time with more frequent glances up to the sky. Finally, we knew it was time to head back to our AirBnB.
THIS was the moment when we could tell that we were at 8,350’ elevation. We were out of breath and need to stop after a dozen steps to rest.
We didn’t have far to go once we reached the street and the rain had held off.
We sat in our AirBnB and watched the rain as Beth finished her ice cream cone.