Distance to Date: 11,285 km, 6,997 mi
Wow, it's been a crazy two weeks of crossing the Darien Gap. We took a chance and went the Pacific Coast route (versus the Atlantic Coast route), and "that has made all the difference." All in all, we are really glad to be through it. The only leg of the route that was pressing was the boat between Jurado and Jaque (Panamanian border) - we were stranded for 9 days hoping for a boat.
In Buenaventura, we were very fortunate to have met Ramiro, a fellow cyclist. He invited us to stay with him and his family. Wow, they really took care of us! Mama Ramiro is an awesome cook! And the same for Grandma Ramiro. Thanks!!
The route is as follows: Buenaventura to Bahia Solano to Jurado to Jaque to Puerto Quimba near La Palma. We have some photos below, but we'll be posting some videos of our passage hopefully by tomorrow.
Panama, here we are! South America no mas!
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