Day 108/164: Schaqui to Sana Gasta – 132km

1050 climbing, 950 down

Today we had a serious head wind and gradual uphill most of the morning, with a few steeper sections, plus 20 kilometres of an uneven surface.

Lunch was not till 82 kilometres, thankfully after lunch we had 20 kilometres mostly down hill.

On the road today (Photo credit: Sue's blog)

On the road today (Photo credit: Sue’s blog)

There were lots of vineyards, we went through a town called Chilecito ( which is where a bit of wine I have drunk has come from).

The last 20 kilometres of the ride was hard, a gradual climb up a rough surface. I have been pushing myself quite hard the last four days, standing a lot more so as not to change down and my legs are tired. I was very pleased to get to get to camp.

A rusting old tram line in our direction today (Photo credit: Sue's blog)

A rusting old tram line in our direction today (Photo credit: Sue’s blog)

Camp had trees and grass and was sheltered. There is a small shop selling cold beer and we are allowed to take the bottles to camp so long as we bring them back.

A few locals turned up selling homemade donuts which went quickly amongst a group of always hungry cyclists.

There were toilets but no shower – so day 4 with no shower. Dinner was steak, squash, and salad.

For a change there are no camp dogs, but there is a small gray cat who is more than happy to partake in any offerings.

A wonderful campsite after a very hard day (Photo credit: Sue's blog)

A wonderful campsite after a very hard day (Photo credit: Sue’s blog)

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