Dust (Dominical, Costa Rica)

We survived!  For weeks now we’ve been fretting about this 45-km stretch of dirt road.  Since it’s rainy season, we had feared it would be one big mud-fest and we would be slipping and sliding the whole way.

So this morning we set off bright and early – just in case that 45 kilometers took us all day – and it was easy!  In fact, the first half had such a good surface we could maintain our regular speed!  Yes, it did deteriorate, but not too badly.

In the end, our biggest enemy ended up being dust rather than mud.  I arrived here totally, completely covered in mud – all that dust mixed with copious amounts of sweat!

Kilometers today:  43

Kilometers to date:

We took off bright and early in case it took us all day.

Due to construction, the road was reduced to one lane - but they still crammed in two lanes of traffic!

Due to construction, the road was reduced to one lane – but they still crammed in two lanes of traffic!

Dust, dust, and more dust

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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2 Responses to Dust (Dominical, Costa Rica)

  1. Evelyn July 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm #

    Lovely pictures of the rainforest and animals. Looks like there road construction is more like a country road. Where’s the orange cones? The men/women in bright green vests directing traffic?(only kidding)
    Keep traveling safely.

  2. Tiffany July 2, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    I finally caught up on reading your journal. There was a lot to read after just 3 weeks! Costa Rica is beautiful!!! I’m loving your pictures. It’s good to hear that everyone is back in good shape.

    Tiff :o)

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