Day 665 16th May 2018
47 miles (Capiovi to San Ignacio) Average speed 8.6 mph Top speed 36 mph
I got up at 8 for a good brekkie of cheese omelette and tea.
I left at ten thirty after handing in two bracelets I found by the waterfall. I took on the first of many hills and was wondering if this was in fact worse than Brazil. I managed to get to a shop in Jardin America just before they closed for siesta and buy some ham to go with my warm mouldy cheese and dry bread and a drink, and found a rotary club statue which looked like the rose of Yorkshire, to have lunch in the shade.
The town was not very appealing and the hotels even less so, so I pushed on to the next campsite.
I was run off the road, which was now down to two lanes and no hard shoulder, by a couple of buses and a lorry; but worst of all was an overtaking car who had no intention of giving me any room and I ended up on the muddy verge.
At Santa Pipo I found the campsite at the bottom of a hill and went to investigate down a dirt track. Pileta camping apepu was closed but I ducked under the gate and found a man in a hut who said I should be able to camp there but I’d have to wait half an hour for him. I found a reasonable spot, but didn’t bring the bike in. When he arrived and ducked under the gate himself he slipped and almost fell. I tried to help him, until he told me that I wouldn’t be able to camp there. I’m not sure why, but for the next 11 miles to the next camping I cursed him all the way and hoped the fat git got stuck under the gate on his way out.
The next part of the journey was a bit stressful as the sun was going down and many lorries and buses came closer than I would have liked, but I made it to the campsite and set up before dark.
I had a cold shower, but later I discovered that the higher tap brings the advantage of hot water, oh well it certainly was refreshing! As it was late I decided to eat out and eventually found somewhere open, nobody goes out before 9 pm for food. I had steak and chips and a beer for 250pesos. I think she striped me up for the beer, but that’s what you expect as a tourist!!
Camping familia 120 pesos.
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