January 19, 2016 69 miles We arrived at the ferry early for our 8 am departure. The ride was only 1 hour to the port town of Punta Arenas. Once there we stopped for breakfast before heading out for a long hot day. Our goal for the day was Jaco Beach but we knew there was a long climb ahead so at 5 we rode into the town of Tarcoles where we found a nice beach and hotel. Dinner was at the only restaurant in the small town.
This morning we once again started early to try and avoid the heat. The climb to Jaco on CR 34 was difficult and full of truck and bus traffic. The ride down to Jaco was fast and furious with the increasing traffic and heat. Jocelyn’s thermometer was pushing towards 120 F. While in Jaco we decided to spend the night and take and afternoon break from the heat and traffic.
Tuesday January 19, 2016, 69 miles (111 km) – Total so far: 13,485 miles (21,702 km)