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