We began and ended our day on the ocean and in-between we climbed up onto the hot, dry pampa. I love when we have a great camp spot where we can explore and hike around. Last night we camped near the beach. This morning we took a walk on the beach to see the crabs (there were thousands of them!). We had the whole place to ourselves, save for two fishermen.
Tonight we’re camped just outside Ilo on a rocky bluff overlooking the ocean. Ilo was the only town we encountered in the 50 miles we rode today.
As we passed through, we stopped at a gas station for showers. The only showers were in the men’s room, open, gang-style, so Scott stood guard at the door while I washed up. The bathroom was nasty and smelled like urine but I was desperate to wash off three days of sweat, salt and sunscreen. I kept my flip-flops on.
We also stopped at a pharmacy to restock our Cipro supply. We’ve learned to keep this antibiotic handy, in case of food poisoning. So far, outside the USA we’ve been able to find pharmacies to sell us Cipro without a prescription. The cost has always been less than $10.
Back to our camp spot on the bluff. It’s beautiful.
We watched the fishing boats come in as the sun was setting. Tonight we’ll sleep to the thundering sound of the waves crashing against the rocks.