Author's Note: This chapter is the continuation of part VIII Uruguay.
Day 72 11/01/2014 KM23456 Bage (Brazil) - to the north.
Today, 983km (a record time!) In 13h.Day 73 12/01/2014 KM24439 Cascavel Campo Grande
Day's program ...overcast weather but no rain! Great!
Here there is the picture that summarizes the landscape, as yesterday and probably tomorrow.
Day 74 13/01/2014 KM25105 Campo Grande - north (West)
The "traveler's routine"…
The day is just beginning, I return on the road ... under the rain!
Day 75 14/01/2014 KM26038 Caceres – Rest! Day 76 15/01/2014 KM26038 Cáceres - towards Porto Velho
Sunrise on the road:
Day 77 01/16/2014 KM27295 Porto Velho -Humaita
The bridge under construction!
Day 78 17/01/2014 KM27495 Humaita - towards Manaus
The only road sign which indicate Manaus to 640k...
The track gets worse quickly…
Rain doesn't resolve anything!
A wooden bridge…
Mud is present here…
It is not easy with luggages on the bike.
Day 79 01/18/2014 27632 KM 137 KM Humaitá to Manaus, antenna KM535
I wake up in a rainy day. That allows me to take a bath quietly.
And loading of the bike:
Some remains of asphalt, from the time of relay antennas stations construccions.
This track is a test of capacity of the bike and myself, so I always have some breaks to eat and to keep hydrated.
A interesting curiosity only to those who will go into this adventure, a phone line connects all relays from one and another. Wooden posts are (almost) all numbered from 1 to 250 approximately, knowing that the list starts from 0 in each antenna. This lets you know where the nearest shelter is ...
The rotting bridges series
A butterflies multitude...
The road without a curve, impossible to get lost!
The "pools of mud"... a must! I twisted my brake lever in one of those ruts!
Imagine with the weight of the baggages in these muddy holes ...
A beautifull bridge ... impossible to cross by night
I arrive in a "refuge" just 30 minutes before nightfall.
Day 80 19/01/2014 27813 KM Humaitá to Manaus 318 KM
Mist around 07h00AM:
Another tree across the road:
This one falls dangerously:
Day 81 20/01/2014 KM28082 Carreiro - Manaus 587 KM
Crossing by barge to Manaus, 1h navigation: :
Day 82 21/01/2014 28199 KM Manaus - Rest Day 83 22/01/2014 28199 KM Manaus - Boa Vista
Day 84 01/23/2014 KM29028 somewhere I don't know where - to Venezuela
The first mountains near the Venezuelan border:
The Roraima a tepuy (flat mountain) well known by walkers.
Day 85 01/24/2014 29958 KM Tumeremo (Venezuela) - Valle de la Pascua Day 86 25/01/2014 KM 86 30992 San Carlos - Merida at last!The end 25/01/2014 KM31360 MERIDA