Tok, Again

I take that back.

 

For the first time ever we turned around and went back – it just wasn’t worth it.

 

Late in the afternoon, just as we were doing our final packing, a wind picked up.  I don’t mean a breeze – I mean a rip-rouring, awning-busting wind.  We packed up and left anyway.

 

Three miles later we made it to the main highway, took one look at the flags flapping wildly, and turned around.  There was no sense in fighting that headwind.

 

The way we figured it, we would have made it ten miles or so, but that’s about it.  Given how remote this area is, and the lack of availability of food, it seemed pointless to waste a whole night’s food for a mere ten miles.

 

We are now back at Kevin and Shannon’s house, and will head out again in the morning.

 

Daryl and Megan playing

 

Miles today:  6

Miles to date:  751

books by Nancy Sathre-Vogel

About Nancy Sathre-Vogel

After 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.

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6 Responses to Tok, Again

  1. Nomadic Matt July 6, 2008 at 6:41 am #

    found your blog via wide wide world. Love what you are doing.

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  2. Greg July 6, 2008 at 6:51 am #

    “Discretion is the better part of valor”

    Caution is preferable to rash bravery. Said by Falstaff in King Henry the Fourth, Part One, by William Shakespeare.

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  3. Christine Gilbert July 7, 2008 at 10:12 am #

    Your legs will thank you in the long run. Sounds like you guys are having a great time, can wait to hear more!

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  4. andrew morgan July 8, 2008 at 12:11 pm #

    Greetings from Peru, Vogels! Best of luck on the journey. You guys are an inspiration!

    Two things:

    1. I just posted a post about your trip on my website, http://www.teachontwowheels.com

    2. Would you mind adding my site to you link list? We are traveling for similar reasons and I thought some people who visit your site might also enjoy mine.

    hope all is well!

    Andrew

    p.s.—-It was very difficult to find a way to contact you through your website. I still haven’t managed to find an email address anywhere. Just wanted to let you guys know. Best of luck!

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  5. sujatha July 8, 2008 at 2:28 pm #

    I’m reading with great interest all about yout journey. Sounds fascinating and I’m impressed with how well you all are doing, especially the kids. Good luck and can’t wait to hear more.

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  6. Jack July 9, 2008 at 3:14 pm #

    Probably a good call.

    Take care!

    J

    http://adventuresinvoluntarysimplicity.blogspot.com/

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