We were too late to beat the wind – and we got on the road at the very first sign of daylight.
We got up at 4:30 in the morning in order to take advantage of the relatively wind-free morning hours. Unfortunately, the wind was already howling by the time we hit the highway.
So we spent the day pedaling against the wind, munching on raw fresh peas and tangerines, and throwing rocks at discarded bottles.
We’ve been having a really hard time in Peru finding healthy snacks for the road. Typically, I buy granola bars and whole grain crackers, but here those don’t exist. All I can find anymore that is easy to pack are cookies, candy, and sugary breakfast cereal. I’ve started buying a couple kilos of fruit and a kilo of fresh peas. Whenever we pedal from a break spot, the whole area is littered with pea shells and tangerine peels.
I wonder how long it takes in this desert sun to turn them into desiccated, shriveled up carcasses of leftover organic bits.
Kilometers today: 69
Kilometers to date: 18,848