Al Filo De la Montaña

Dos semanas después de qu Martin y yo volvieramos de campamento fui a dormir a su casa con algunos amigos mas. Y les contamos con Martin de nuestro viaje.

-Después de que mi papa nos dejara a mi y a Martin en el campamento inmediatamente tomamos nuestras mochilas y comenzamos a caminar por el sendero en subida a la montaña.

Dos horas de caminata cuesta arriba después, nos sentamos bajo la sombra de un árbol a descansar. Sin darnos cuenta nos quedamos dormidos y cuando despertamos mi mochila y algunas cosas de Martin habían desaparecido. Las empezamos a buscar como locos pero no aparecieron, ni rastro de ellas.

Decidimos continuar nuestro viaje ya que Martin tenia suficiente abrigo y comida para ambos.

Cuando llegamos al primer refugio se estaba haciendo d noche por lo que encendimos un fuego, comimos y nos fuimos a dormir temprano.

A la mañana siguiente cuando nos preparabamos para continuar nuestro viaje Martin vio que un hombre estaba llevando una mochila identica a la mia, por lo que pensamos que era mi mochila e ideamos un plan para recuperarla.

Seguimos al hombre hasta que dejo la mochila en el suelo y ahí la tomamos y corrimos lo mas rapido posible. Pero cuando abrimos la mochila nos dimos cuenta de que no eran mi cosas ni las dd Martin que las estaban adentro, era la misma mochila pero de distinos dueños.

Volvimos por el sendero buscando al hombre al que se la habíamos quitado, nunca lo encontramos, por lo que dejamos la mochila en una oficina al principio del sendero esperando que el hombre pasara a reclamar el “robo” y se la devolvieran. Pobre aun recuerdo la expresion en su cara cuando se la quitamos-.

Todos se rieron con nuestra historia, varios juzgaron nuestras acciones, pero acordamos en hacer un viaje todos juntos a la montaña.

 

 

News Report: Post hurricane ‘like zombie apocalypse’

During Writing and Oral we were given the assignment to find a news report on a natural disaster and I found a news report on the Hurricane Odile.

On Sept. 14, Odile slammed Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, La Paz, Mulege, Bahia de Los Angeles and other towns on the Baja California peninsula. Mexican media reported two confirmed fatalities in the storm, and three reported missing. Gangs were seen roaming neighborhoods, and 19 people were reportedly arrested for robbery and home theft in Los Cabos and La Paz.

Odile’s 125-mph winds and torrential rains left the area by sunrise Sept. 15, but the extensive damage meant some nightmarish days for an estimated 30,000 visitors.

Many were warned not to leave their hotels for their own safety. Some said they had little to eat or drink; the entire area lacked power and, thus, air conditioning. Adults were reduced to tears; tourists prayed out of fear while huddling for safety during the storm, merchants wailed out of frustration when post-storm looters ravaged their shops.

Last Sunday, people caught in Hurricane Odile focused on simply surviving.Nearly a week later, survival is still the focus — but there’s no longer anything simple about it.

“The biggest need now is money,” said Mark Drewelow, whose Encinitas-based YachtAid Global coordinates the delivery of humanitarian supplies via private yachts. “Then that turns into the critical needs — water, food, medicine and shelter.

“And those needs will be in place for weeks.”

I choose this article because it striked me the number of cities which were involved in this hurricane and all the people that was affected in it. I think that the way the authorities alarmed the people in the area which was going to be affected by the hurricane, and so that way people had the opportunity to prepare themselves for the hurricane, but there´s not really something you can do to prevent this things they just happen and the best you can do is be warned and prepare yourself for what is coming to you.

slammed: To hit or strike with great force.

roaming: To move about without purpose or plan; wander.

torrential rains: Resulting from the action of fast-flowing streams

huddling: To crowd together, as from cold or fear.

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