The end in sight
The end in sight
What a strong day. We made another 352 kilometers today and are waiting for the ferry between the mainland and Tierra del Fuego.
The day started with a climb, which was actually good for me. The cold in the morning is just bearable if I can warm up properly. Of course, it’s a little annoying that I immediately start to sweat and have to constantly change clothes to avoid getting a cold on these last kilometers.
We would have hoped for the tailwind earlier. Meanwhile, I have to watch not only the street but also the lamas, who arbitrarily cross the street in front of me. In the afternoon, the tailwind was finally here, but unfortunately only for a little while. On the few kilometers, I was very fast, but the route turned once again and the next 25 kilometers to Rio Gallegos I had to fight again very strongly against the wind. From there, we were once again going with the wind, but before the border, it started raining heavily. This is not a pleasant experience at around zero degrees. In addition, it was already dark at this time and we went steadily downhill. With the rain, I see basically nothing and with the traffic, which does not see me at all, it is a very nerve-wracking undertaking. If we would not be so close to the finish line, we would have to end the day for safety reasons. But we will not sleep a lot until we reach our destination.
We reached the border an hour before closing for the night and we were able to continue to reach the last ferry. We are waiting for it now and relax a bit to gather the last bit of strength until the last 460 kilometers to Ushuaia to continue the battle against wind and weather!
While we wait here, you can also use the time and vote again for Sportler mit Herz 😉
A small anecdote at the end: Viki and Viola stopped yet another exciting witness just before the border. The French guy has been on the road for 2 years and 10 months on his bicycle so far. He also started his journey in Alaska, but he did not go along the coastline, but rather through the inland. He has already covered 355,500 kilometers since the beginning of his journey, and because that’s not enough for him, he is now heading back from Ushuaia via Buenos Aires to Brazil. Incidentally, he came to Alaska on a boat with three other people from Africa because the plane ticket is so expensive.