A few weeks ago I was captain of my expedition responsible for everything: navigating, finding food, finding shelter, etc
I am now one of the crew with much smaller responsibilities: pack my tent, check the white board, ride and ride some more, set up my camp, eat dinner, sleep and do it again.
It is familiar from the TDA ride across Africa in 2013 and a welcome change.
Yesterday was a day for ferry transport and today was a full cycling day of 108km. Of this 48km on gravel with the first half tough with lots of steep bits up to 14%. It was tough but I really got a sense of “we’re on the Carretera Austral”. I was happy though that the entire day had variety including some smooth and even flat roads.
We’re at a camping here near Yelcho Lake. Short update now and more complete with photos at the next rest day with decent wifi.
It is a challenging ride so far through some beautiful country…