Today an easy ride on the big road.
Not the most scenic as the entire day was spent on shoulder of a four lane highway. However, it was relatively flat and winds only picked up part way through the morning. Starting in Santiago there was a fair amount of debris on the shoulder. Fortunately, once one gets further from town that usually clears up and except for bridges one can ride on shoulder.
This was mostly flat farming country. I saw sugar cane and also some large fields like these that had been cleared.
Machinery shop had a large mural suggesting rice, coffee and corn were also processed here.
Public information board on the highway, Panama without Dengue.
It was overcast early and not too warm by 11am. However, a good headwind had started to pick up. There was an inviting hotel just off the highway in Aguadulce and hence made a short day of it. Now also a chance to work out remaining distances from here to Panama City, most likely split it into three shorter days riding.