07/02 (Day 74)
Thunder roared and the skies poured down rain all night long and I slept safe and sound in my wooden shelter. I vaguely remember waking up a handful of times to the sounds of blasting thunder and roaring trains and being glad that I was protected from the rain and mosquitoes. Starting at 7:00 AM I tried to get out of bed but my exhausted body overruled my energized mind until just after 9:00. The wheat that I had put on the fire before retiring for the night was soft and my stomach was happy to take it in this morning. Before hitting the trail I filled up my water jug at the hand pump well and was grateful to have all the water I would need for the day.