TAILWINDS!! (Cabezas, Bolivia)

Tailwinds – love the sound of that word.

As we packed up this morning, wind was whipping around the courtyard and I hoped it would be the tailwinds so many people had told us we would have.

Danny, our missionary friend, escorted us out of town.  As we wound through the neighborhood, we battled the wind.  Uh oh.  “These are the last headwinds you’ll see for a while,” Danny said as we slowly made our way to the highway.  “As soon as we turn that corner we’ll have crosswinds, then we turn south and the wind will push you to Argentina.”

Music to my ears.

And tailwinds they were!  We flew.  Blasted down the road with barely an effort.  Barreling along at 25 kph effortlessly.  Payback, baby, payback!

123 km later we pulled into the tiny town of Cabezas and found a spot to set up our tents in the courtyard of a local hotel.  It’ll be a toasty night, but a lot cooler in the tents than in one of the hot stuffy hotel rooms.

I hope these winds keep up for the next week.

Kilometers today:  123
Kilometers to date:  21892

Heading out of Santa Cruz with Danny
Leaving Santa Cruz with Danny

It’s now the end of the dry season and farmers are burning their fields in preparation of planting next month. The smoky haze in the air made breathing difficult.

Smoky haze

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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One Response to TAILWINDS!! (Cabezas, Bolivia)

  1. Truden September 18, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    No est? seguro de que esto es verdad:), pero gracias a un cargo.


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