Run 40:00  7.0 km (5:43 / km)
In Yangshuo. Headed north along the river and immediately discovered I'd fallen on my feet; was out of town within 400 metres and onto a quiet road above the river, with almost no cars/trucks, although a steady procession of scooters, and one or two contraptions with small truck bodies and two-stroke engines which weren't going much faster than I was. Ended up in a couple of villages at the far end. Quite cool (although warmed noticeably when the sun rose higher towards the end), and mist in the river valley which shielded some of the views but added to the atmospherics. Good to take advantage of running opportunities while here; the conditions won't be as good again, either (probably) in terms of places to run or in terms of the environment (everything else from here will either be at high altitude or in tropical heat). Felt reasonable.
The morning and early afternoon was spent exploring the countryside. It's a thing to hire bikes (or scooters) here, but having seen some of the driving on the way here (not least the driving of some of the vehicles I was a passenger in), I thought that might be taking my chances, so I booked a tour. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this "tour" consisted of a car which provided transport to a couple of scenic spots (for myself and the Chinese family I was sharing the car with) and that we were left to our own devices once there. The viewpoints were spectacular, particularly the first one, over the Li River with jagged karst peaks all around (and a small flotilla of motorised rafts below, which is the other main way to see the place).
Was pondering whether I'd take probably the last opportunity for a while for Western food, but didn't, and was rewarded with the unpromising-sounding-but-wonderful-tasting "noodles in miscellaneous sauce".