Distance travelled (by bike): 11,090
Leisurely day twisting through the mountains south to Santa Elena. Amazing scenery. There were no signs along these roads so each fork in the road was a gamble. A few wrong turns, dusty roads and amazingly steep hills later we arrived at Santa Elena. We were lucky to finding somewhere to stay, getting the last 2 beds in a hostel. After a wander through the town we sat down over a glass of sangria (wine based) with the bar/hostel owner to plan the next few days activities. After the activities were booked a biker called BA from Canada turned up with his surf board strapped to the side of his bike. ( http://the-alexander-project.blogspot.com/) As we started to talk and compare routes and border crossings through central america etc. Holly bought out her book!
through the valley
lovely little bridge we had to cross
trying to capture the gradient of the hills
coffee plantation behind the palms
the mountain dust roads
BA's bike, with surfboard. Bike surf trip!