Pleasant ride along the Rio Cauca. The river itself has headwaters further south near Popayan, but my route departs the main river to cross the mountains in another 43km.
The road occasionally passes swamps and bogs. In audio recording above, were the large number of frogs. In addition to trucks and road noises, I’ll also have noisy birds and music played much too loudly.
Road continued to have reasonable shoulder and not large amount of traffic.
I passed this military base with statue and flag.
What found interesting about billboard nearby is soldiers all sporting large cameras on their helmets – a sign of new Colombian armed forces.
I passed many of these small fruit stands. Look carefully at the tree above and you’ll see some of the fruits still on the tree. Where people haven’t gathered them, I also passed some of the fruits lying in the road.
A few slight hills but overall mostly flat as overall elevation today went from 60m to 100m in the slightest climb.
Town of Taraza was here off in the distance. Found a nice hotel in outskirts of town, so cycled in first and then circled back. In afternoon once again nice to be in an air conditioned room.