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Day 1664, Aguadulce – Santiago: Jungle Night

Posted by Thomas Andersen Posted on May - 05 - 2015

Distance: 106.22 km
Ride time: 5:17:30
Average: 20.07 km/h
Max speed: 47.56 km/h
Total: 34656 km

The weather went from hot and dry to hot and humid, and the landscape from flat to hilly – all resulting in a more challenging day than yesterday.

There was still plenty of gas stations, restaurants, and supermarket at the beginning of the day, but then I was heading into the more remote part of the jungle. I could see on my map that there would be no more big towns, but luckily there was still the occasional kiosk and gas station for a drink and a bit to eat.

What there was no more of was hotels, so I started to prepare mentally for a wild camping night – always slightly exciting when you are about to do this for the first time in a new country.

There was no security problems as such wild camping, but the heat was… a problem! As darkness came the last wind completely disappeared, and with the close to 100% jungle humidity I was sweating so much in the tent that I had to open the door. Then the mosquito’s came…

I hope to find a cheap hotel room tomorrow and get a few more hours of sleep.

Categories: Panama
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3 Responses so far.

  1. I guess that’s to be expected, in equatorial regions!

    I do see that your Strava app was a little more accurate this time. 🙂

  2. Jean says:

    I’m glad you’re now on Strava 🙂 Keep up the good work, Thomas!

  3. Marcos C. says:

    Ahhh..the pure joy of discovering new places…with the ‘wind on your wings’ while on a bicycle.

    While the rest of the world are tied to their work cubicles and doing all the mundane things in this place called Earth.

    Thomas, you’re really a man of wisdom!