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Quepos, Costa Rica > Las Lajas, Panama – 343km

Las Lajas

You would think with the low cloud that it was cold, but not the case.  We had high humidity and high temps – 32 deg by 9:30, however once on the road it felt great, it was only when we stopped that we really felt the heat.

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I love our coffee stop places

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The road along the coast is definitely much better both for condition and scenery.  Once we joined the main highway, CA2, it was much narrower and so bumpy it felt like we were riding on hexagonal wheels.  A lot of trucks too. At one point we had to wait for a truck and trailer to back up so as to let the wider truck we were following past.

Another border today, that’s 6 borders in 7 days, all taking about 2 hours each.  Was a lot of to and fro with stamps and stamps to validate stamps, copies of everything… it goes on and on.  We find the best thing is for me to stay with the bikes while Charlie does the paperwork.  He just asks ”what do I do next?” and people are so helpful.  It just takes time.

Day 27 on this part of our trip, and had our first rain today.  It lasted about 5 minutes or so, but was so heavy we could hardly see where to go.  It was actually quite refreshing.

Staying at a lovely resort at Las Lajas right on the coast, sat on a chair enjoying the surf and another beautiful sunset.

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Our hammock, pretty comfortable

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A green snake digesting a frog

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Russels

2 Comments

  • Diana

    We have loved reading your blog. We feel as if we are riding the road with you. Your boarder crossings seem to have been just as tiresome as ours but less dramatic – well done.
    Relax and enjoy your cruise on Stahlratte.
    Please give our best wishes to Captain Ludwig – from the Hubbards and Team Kiwi October 2012
    The old town in Cartagena is a wonderful place.The people of Colombia es muy amable.

    December 16, 2014 at 1:52 pm
    • Janet & Charlie Russel

      Hi Diana
      Glad you are enjoying the blog. Having been there yourselves, you will have much more of an idea of what its all like.
      We were unable to get on the Stahlratte as his sailings didn’t fit in with our timing, so sorry couldn’t pass on your message. ”Instead we went with Santana which is a catamaran.
      Today is clearing the bikes day, and also getting them off the boat. Tomorrow we take a look around 🙂

      December 23, 2014 at 5:37 am
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