Thursday, June 22, 2023

Ecuador 6-22-2023

After two nights in Riobamba and good eating we move on to Guamote.  It is a long day with a bit of a climb in the middle.  We spend two nights there to catch the local Thursday indigenous market.

















Short cut the picture makes it look easy

We have a fairly easy ride up to Alausi.  Then we find out about the road blocks we past.  A major mudslide took out the road and section of town in March this year.  This killed many resident and some are still buried in the slide.  With the option of going miles back around we choose the step footpath straight down the mountainside.  It is challenging taking the fully loaded bikes down.

Alausi is the endpoint for the train going up the devils nose.  Covid stopped the train and no one knows when it will start again.  The town is hurting and we get a great hotel mostly to ourselves and hardly anyone else staying.  We spend a number of days here as we will arrive well before our mule arriving in Cuenca.  Yes we are needing stuff shipped in to Ecuador.

Love and Kisses



Mud slide that remove the road and part of the town


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