Today was one of those mornings where it was tempting to take an easy rest day in comfortable Trujillo. However, I didn’t have a long distance to ride, so continued my slow progress down the coast instead.
Trujillo is Peru’s third largest city. It was just a bit more awkward to exit than to enter, though as a whole still not difficult. In the downtown areas I ended up walking some short stretches that turned out to be one-way streets but soon enough I found the main highway heading south out of town.
At 12 km there was a long gradual hill that climbed about 200m up so could see Trujillo back behind. It was rather hazy so not the best photos.
This area had farms long the sides including sugar cane and also some fruits and vegetables.
Truck was well loaded.
Burning off some of the sugar cane fields.
I passed a few toll booths which are now giving distances to Lima as well as closer towns.
Not far from here, ended up with a flat in the rear tire. It was a slow leak and I ended up having to use my bowl filled with water to find the leak.
After this crossed a little town. There was a sign at the gas station for “restaurant”. I went to the outside patio area and sat at a table. There were two other folks already at the table, but this gave me a chance to watch my bike. I asked about food and turns out this wasn’t a restaurant anymore (despite the sign), but instead their personal residence. Apologies made and I continued on to find a real restaurant instead. This one only had “pato” or duck so had some of that with rice.
Another restaurant I saw later.
The wind had been very light until right before I reached Chao. Found the main town square, above are a few of the buildings along it.
Also the church on the south side.
Nobody answered at hotel on the town square, but found another place in town and finished for the day. Overall a not too difficult ride and glad I rode rather than went in to temptation to stay back in Trujillo.