Day 208 – La Junta, CL to Coyhaique, CL

Day 208 – La Junta, CL to Coyhaique, CL      03/17/11      Mileage: 166

The hostal barely had heat so none of our gear was really dry. We certainly weren’t going to stay, so we packed the bikes and grabbed a quick breakfast of yogurt and fruit on the way out of town.

Part of the road that ran along a fjord was under construction, so they had a ferry take you around the construction zone…nice!

The rain was coming down but it would occasionally stop to lift your spirits even if only for a moment…and a picture.

The last 40 miles to Coyhaique were in a downpour the tropics would be proud of, so we decided to seek out a hostal (with heat) to dry out our gear and regroup. The rain ended late in the afternoon as we wandered out for dinner. Hopefully tomorrow will bring better weather so we can enjoy riding what is surly one of the most spectacular roads in the world.

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6 Responses to Day 208 – La Junta, CL to Coyhaique, CL

  1. Arlene says:

    Saturday morning, 3/19, Who ever thought that such magnificent pictures going onto a ferry and the ride could give such gorgeous pictures with all that rain!!!! The double water fall was breathtaking. You must of all been waterlogged!!!!!!!

    Hoping you ride together for the next few weeks, that would be nice. I sure do wish that you had warmer and drier weather. Be well and safe. Love, Mom

  2. Arlene says:

    Hoping you are dry and safe and able to get gasoline. I see you are in Argentina by Bajo Caracoles and I believe there is lots of rain in the area. We are all thinking of you. Love, Mom

  3. Arlene says:

    Monday night, 3/21 and wondering if you are taking the excursion at El Calafate??????? It looks unbelievable on the google. You are in a magnificient area and I can hardly wait for pictures and your experiences. Be warm, safe and dry. Love ya, Mom

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