The weather was vastly improved in the morning, so much so, they we could actually see the mountains we were heading for! It was quite a daunting prospect, as Agusti and myself knew that we would be pedalling uphill for the entire day on rough roads. A mix of procrastinating and a late start meant that we didn’t leave the outskirts of Ayacucho until just gone nine. The gradients weren’t too bad, and we made steady progress, although a series of roadworks did cut into our time.
It seems this whole section will be sealed within the next two years, possibly all the way to Cusco.
The views were spectacular as we made our way ever higher. Just gone four, we topped out at the peak of El Abra Tocctoccsa (don’t get excited cyclists, there is nothing there), and then began a slight downhill / plateau section. Along the way, I had noticed that there were 22 litre cartons of water left on the road at intervals for the roadwork’s. Spying an abandoned one, we filled up with water, before diving off the side of the road to set up camp for the night.
A great little spot, and the sunset was just rewards for all the hard work put into the day!
When a sunset is this good…..
There’s no such thing…
As too many photos !!