Cycling from the twilight zone to the sea. Today started out with low foggy clouds and almost drizzle. However, the road wasn’t wet. Fortunately, also not much wind so it was overall an easy ride that descended 600m from Nazca to a peninsula in the Pacific Ocean.
There were a few establishments like the one shown above, but I was quickly out in open desert again.
Movistar cell network has a set of signs like these that will mention a nearby and upcoming attraction. First time I’ve seen one more than 100km away, let alone 367km away. That tells me not to expect a huge amount along the coast.
A good part of the morning was this type of twilight zone cycling. The low clouds just added to the eeriness of it all.
Police were directing traffic what looked like a horrific accident. I had seen two ambulances zoom past earlier, so this happened not long ago.
At 40km was a road junction and also small restaurant. A good excuse to take a short break.
This sign was going other direction (towards Nazca), but shows a more typical posting to let one know a restaurant will be 40km ahead.
I cycled to turnoff to Puerto Lomas. Several restaurants here. By now the low clouds had started to lift.
Another 7km brought me to peninsula of Puerto Lomas as well as a hotel.
Walking through town was the town square.
Also a small harbor.
Several seafood type businesses but not much in way of restaurants so bought few items from a store. One establishment was packed with people watching the confederation cup soccer match between Germany and Chile, but no food there.
Next days should bring me along the coast with increasing hills. Not much past Camana, will leave the coast and start inland towards Arequipa.