What a great way to arrive in South America. Ludwig, our Captain on the Stahlratte and all the crew were totally on it, but the unloading of bikes proved to be the most tricksy, with a halt in proceedings by Combian customs saying no more bikes were to be out on shore. With seven bikes to go including our Africa Twin, it seemed like we may yet have another night on board the boat but after quite a lot of phone calls and gesticulation from Ludwig, the ropes got r...
PieRats on the Road
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The journey to Carti through Guna Yala territory was a crazy road: steep, twisty and through lush green jungle. After what seemed like ages we came into Carti and saw a whole load of bikes on the dock and a glorious sailing boat, ready and waiting. Phew. We had been told to arrive at 10am and we got the dock at 9.59, check us out! As Nariyama Shihan would say: "timing". We boarded a small boat to the island of Porvenir to stay one night on land. What an experien...