A day riding mixed area of desert, farms and agro-industrial areas. Surprising amounts of truck traffic, though after the first 12km, the shoulders were good.\
Enjoyed my time in the little town of Pisco. I enjoy finding these little towns with a hotel not too far from the town square.
Everyone out of the van, we need to fix the tire!
Cycled six kilometers back to rejoin the Panamerican Highway. The road was busy and the shoulder was poor, so mostly rode the white line and watched my mirror when I needed to move out of the way. Fortunately, after the 12-kilometer mark or so, a reasonable shoulder reappeared and stayed until I was close to Ica.
There were several larger industrial type plants like this fertilizer plant.
If you lived here, you’d be home now!
This little oasis of lots seems to empty out into the desert once you pass the entrance station. I notice that prices advertised for lots have gone down since the coastal gated communities nearer to Lima.
Another industrial type area as a big chicken ranch.
These small huts were on side of the road. I thought it interesting that each seemed to have a TV antenna and the last one had a satelite dish.
That little isolated hut in the desert might not have a TV antenna though.
A statue also fairly isolated along the road.
At 50 kilometers, there was a toll booth and more of these fruit stands.
In addition to toll booths, there was some type of fish-check station.
My lunch stop was at this kiosk where bought a few items and took a short break. After this point there were more large farms.
These guys were busy loading up the truck.
These vineyards with netting to keep out birds.
One of my favorite signs, “don’t leave rocks on the road” made several appearances again today.
The last 15 kilometer were through several small villages and then into larger town of Ica. The main road seemed to bypass the center of town, so ended up with hotel on far end and not too much nearby. However, otherwise nice place.
Overall, definitely an interesting mixture of areas that are more populated than before but still dry areas.