Ok... I rode from Los Angeles California to the southern tip of South America, and back. I started out with a friend from Alberta Canada - Larry is a rancher whom I met when I rode to Alaska a few years earlier and had stayed in touch with. He had recently bought a new bike and wanted to go for a ride. So we set our sights on Tierra Del Fuego. But, he had to turn back in Colombia. Then I rode with Brian from England, Patrick from Ireland, and Damon from New Zealand, from Columbia to Santiago Chile. After that, I was on my own.
This was an exciting trip for a number of reasons. It was over 30,000 miles thru Latin America and the Andes mountains, and I didn't speak much Spanish. There was also the small detail of the Darien Gap. And, then there was "Death Road" in Bolivia - supposedly the most dangerous road in the world.
Anyway, I blogged about the entire journey right here.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Costa Rica II
Traveling north thru Costa Rica, the weather was not going my way. It rained for several days and a few times it came down so hard I had to seek shelter - once I pulled into a roadside restaurant and noticed that it was right across the road from a barn where I had sought shelter from a storm 10 months earlier on my way south.
Coconut juice at the border
Deja Vu... I had stopped to get out of the rain during a downpour just across the street from a barn (background to left of pink building) where I had stopped to get out of the rain 10 months earlier.
Saw this poor little guy seeking shelter from the storm too.