Day 125 A fair old hike in blistering heat took us to the outskirts of town, nothing but bikes flowed up and down this road…the Sun stroke was in the post, I didn’t have high hopes from this spot. Amazingly a bone rattler ‘pick up’ the same as yesterday’s carrying sacks of ‘cow feed’ picked […]
A fair old hike in blistering heat took us to the outskirts of town, nothing but bikes flowed up and down this road...the Sun stroke was in the post, I didn't have high hopes from this spot. Amazingly a bone rattler 'pick up' the same as yesterday's carrying sacks of 'cow feed' picked us up. Travelling at around 30mph, after visiting the actual cow plant, waiting 2 hours to off load, we were dropped off in a city I know not the name of. Tall Will and I were ravenous, white folk aren't usual in these parts either, friendly stares were plenty as we wolfed down our 'sopa' , 'rice and chicken'. It is now a fact that everyone I eat with always gets a more sizeable portion of whatever's ordered, my piece of chicken had maybe 3 strands of meat hangin off the bone...Will's was an enormous chunk of breast... He's a big lad and needs a bit extra, however this established pattern in my life is getting beyond a joke.
A short taxi ride took us to a Gasolinera on the outskirts of this city...3hrs of Thumb time conjured a dream lift, enter Carlos...Columbia's version of Lewis Hamilton. The Romans didn't get this far to build straight roads, what a winding route this was, I almost felt sea sick again climbing to 2500ft in a drive that took us from extreme heat to a mountainous cold climate...what an amazing refreshing change it was. For 2 months it has been nothing but incredible heat...it was so cold up there I had to put my shoes, jeans and 2 jumpers on. Very glad I didn't ditch them.
Around 1am we were dropped off at a Motel around 70 km outside Medellin. A good 500km chalked off the board. Good!
All hail Will!