During our last ride together, the greater energy wanted to give me one last little sign to make sure I wasn't going to be changing my mind about selling Ghost, and one of the rear view mirrors was suddenly detached and in my lap. I stopped and put it in one of the saddle bags. Also, from the bumpy road, the were a few rattling parts that needed attention.
I arrived back to Iquique where I would share some beers and stories in a hostel which I was now very well acquainted with as it was my fourth visit there. It was Friday afternoon, meaning the office would not open till Monday, so I decided to enjoy a nice weekend of drinking and eating with friends.
I also used this time to glue back on the mirror, and the other shaky parts, mend a broken wire to get the front left indicator working again, and then give Ghost a blast at the car wash, getting him ready for sale.
On Monday, I told me Lawyer friend, 'today, we are sorting everything out with these papers, and I am leaving on a bus headed toward Lima, tonight!' He said that we will try, but this could be a difficult task. 'JP, Tonight!'.
Of course the day would not be easy, and when I started up Ghost to ride to Jp's office, he decided to be making a ridiculously horrible sound. Ghost was upset. I said, 'ghost, this has to happen, I'm sorry'.
So, included in the day that was already set to be frantic and exhausting with offices and paperwork, was also a trip to the mechanics, where I left Ghost to have the carburetta cleaned out, and thankfully, by the end of the day, I had washed my hands of all paperwork, and the mechanics had Ghost running normally. All this done, I was able to book a bus which would leave to the Peruvian border at 1.45 am that night/morning.
After one last cruise through Iquique, sadly, very very sadly, I had to say a difficult goodbye to a very good friend and the most challenging holiday romance of my life. Ghost, may you have many more wonderful and adventurous times ahead of you.