Sunday, 1 January 2012

Day 61: North, for once (278 kms)

I did a nice hike in the morning up to the top of one of the peaks in the Tierra del Fuego national park. It took much longer than I was expecting, about five hours. Having not eaten prior, I was famished after climbing down.

And then it was time to head north. This was the first backtracking in two months of riding. After passing through the Garibaldi pass for a second time we ran into a huge wind. Slowing to 75 kph it felt like standing still, at a 45 degree angle.

I was relieved to reach the town of Rio Grande until the traffic nearly swallowed us. A motorist deliberately backed up into Nathan and his bike. The police were involved but all turned out fine.

That evening we returned to the same campsite as two nights previous, on the beach just north of Rio Grande.

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