(written in morning)
This sucks – big time.
I woke up in the middle of the night to the
pitter-patter of raindrops bang-bang-banging of pouring rain on the corrugated tin roof outside my window. And it’s still at it.
We’ve decided if it stops by noon we’ll take off – we don’t have far to the town of Milagro and any progress is, at least, progress. If it continues raining like this all day, we’ll stay put and then ride like hell tomorrow.
We figure we could get to the border in 3 days of hard riding from here – and we have 7 days before our visas expire. Ideally, we would do it in 4 or 5, but could make it in less. As much as I don’t like the idea of waiting until the very last day before crossing the border, I like the idea of riding in this rain even less.
(added in afternoon)
We’re 47 km closer to the border!
The rain stopped about 10:00 in the morning, so we packed up and hit the road. The humidity level is sky high and it’s hotter than blazes, but we made good time. In fact, we averaged over 20 km/hour the whole time! We haven’t ridden at that speed for a l-o-n-g time!
Kilometers today: 47
Kilometers to date: 17346
PS: We got our pics of Carnival up. See them here!