So after a not great start to the day we tackled the ripio section from Puerto Tranquillo to Cerro Castillo about 75 miles before we saw some tarmac. Now i've said before Ripio varies from bad to worse, me I prefer tarmac every time especially with a heavily loaded and not very well sprung bike! The scenery though was fantastic, that is when you can see it after the dust from the trucks/vans / 4x4's that thunder along, you see them coming (on the straights) as a huge dust cloud in the distance, then you know, time to stop breathing until they pass . I was very glad to see the tarmac to Coyhaique where we've stopped tonight. As we looked for the campground we passed a hotel, not the Ritz or the Savoy but know what sometimes its nice to wake up without a dog pissing on you!! As always not sure when we will update again but since we have wifi here i thought I'd take the chance to keep the updates going!
This is how quickly it goes from tarmac to gravel!
Lunch stop Cerra Castillo, braw chicken and chips!
Nice scenery (did I mention that?)
This is the new "Dusty adventure" look from BMW