Friday January 4, 2013, 38 km (24 miles) – Total so far: 38 km (24 miles)
In the morning I went to the bus station with my son to get the last bike. When the bus arrived I first couldn´t see it and I already thought, they didn´t send it. My blood pressure was already rising when I saw it hidden beneath all the other luggage.
It had arrived in the end-man I really was releaved. The bag was damaged a little bit, but the bike was o.k. We reassembled it and went back to the hostel. There I put all the “technical support” like GPS and so on and then finally we headed for our first destination: Camping Rio Miranda.
The first impression on the road was the tremendous heat. Temperature was rising up to 47°C and there is no shadow at all. We climbed up 660m until we arrived at the camping, wich the locals described as very beautiful nearby a river and very natural. Well indeed it was a natural place wich rarely deserves the title of a camping, because besides the really beautiful nature there is absolutely nothing. No reception, no bathrooms or showers, no other people.
Just us and nature and some masoned barbecue spots. For god´s sake we had bought some hamburgers on our way, because we already had thought of making a barbecue at night at the camping. So we collected some wood to make a fire and we grilled our stuff. We took water from the river and filtered it with a “Steripen classic”, so we also had enough water to drink and no one got any kind of diarrhea-good job! All of us went to sleep very tired.