This is a series of journals recording my days in the Yangtze River Headwaters volunteering project. I will try to update every day but there might be delays in the days I work in the wild without the internet. I’m also trying to write bilingual if time allows. Like it? Follow my Instagram (@anar.chica.yichenguo) for updates!
What a sunny day today! This is the first day that doesn’t have a single cloud in the sky ever since I came to the Tibetan plateau. We went for trash investigation by national road 109 inside Hoh Xil. While picking up trash, there was a group of Tibetan gazelles eating grass beside us. The little yellow flowers all over the ground made me miss Bende Lake a lot – the bar-headed geese there love the little yellow flowers the most. Where the flowers are blooming, they wouldn’t even look at the mosquitos full of proteins, instead, they keep eating the little yellow flowers, one bit one flower.
After lunch I threw myself in bed to prepare for a long nap, when suddenly I received a bad news that one of my school mate in university just died. Although we were not in the same class, he was a good friend of my roommates. I didn’t know too much about him but it still shocked me a little that we have graduated less than ten years and our acquaintance already started to die. Life is indeed too fragile and short. Then I checked the status of coronavirus and found out the new cases are not declining but increasing fast. No one knows how long this long fight would last.
In the afternoon we went out again for trash investigation in Tanggulashan Town. The accumulated step count has passed 12k already just for picking up trash. In this thin air, it is a huge consumption of energy. No wonder we don’t get fat even if we eat too much everyday here.
It’s getting close to the end of the program. The beautiful sunset at Tuotuo River is counting down as well. I start to feel sad about leaving here.