We haven’t planned much of the route but have a rough idea which I have put in colour on this map.
Initially we just want to head South as it is apparently getting very very cold down there… neither of us is any good in cold weather and we have never been on a bike in low temps so we are going to have to see how it goes. We have packed lots of warm clothing like thermals (thanks Jake and Wendy), thick jackets, balaclava’s and woolen hats so it should be quite interresting. I’m just hoping that I’ll be able to fit all the layers on under my leathers!!!!!!!!
The red is the route down to Ushuaia which we hope to cover in the 1st ten or so days if the weather is kind to us. We will then head up the East Coast and see what Patagonia has got to offer.eally like shoes and jewels, cutting back and be quite something. We have managed though to cut right back and have filled the bag on the back of the bike with what we both plan to wear for the next four months. I can see myself having to do some shopping and exchanging along the way!!! For those of you who are wondering….this time I have not packed high heels like last time…I might have to buy a pair there 😉
The side panniers are also packed. The slightly bigger one is filled with all our camping and cooking kit. We have managed to squash a tent, 2 sleeping bags, 2 inner linings, 2 blow-up mattresses and a stove in. The other pannier is filled with spare tools (which hopefully my husband knows how to use as I have no cooking clue …. but will probably be an expert assistant by the time we get back) a medical kit with everything from panado to malaria pills (yes there is malaria apparently in the Amazon and Bolivia… so Larium here we come again… maybe that is why we always have so much fun???). We even have a suture kit which I really hope we won’t need to use. The Top Box has all our important documents, maps, pens, torches, sewing kit etc.
This time we even have communication devices so I can chat to my gorgeous husband… and on the down side he can hear me squeal when I get a bit nervous…. I’m wondering how long it is going to take before he regrets getting these… but I’m super happy that I’ll be able to do my backseat directing a lot better.