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Old 02-07-2014, 02:59 PM   #2236
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Loved the nice boat parked in the bay
Yes twin cyl and definitely outboard
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:02 PM   #2237
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without seeing the hull its difficult to say, but i'd say she could be a speed boat
and I am guessing expensive to run too ... and yes built for speed more than comfort me thinks
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:09 PM   #2238
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Never seen so many front page photo candidates on one thread! A few from this page could very well find their place on HU calendar! Wow! Thank you so much for sharing.
Heya Blue Icebreaker, WOW and thank you for your kind words.

In some places photos are handed to you so we were lucky with timing etc.

Re the HU comment, yes we have entered a couple in the photo comp ... pity your are not one of the judges

There are a couple in the comp so nothing ventured nothing gained but the photos on the calender are truly world class and some of these guys have camera gear worth more than our bike , we have a $3 hundy Canon and some good luck
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Old 02-07-2014, 03:42 PM   #2239
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Paracas To Areaquipa ... Going Coastal

Muchas arenas (lots of sand)

Sand ....hmmmm

The coast, main drag, Pan Am ... sand ... wind .....wind .... wind.... at least it was sunny.

We struck some horrific head/side winds which saw us riding 45 degrees on the straight, to say it was hard work was an understatement, good training for Patagonia I guess.

See the horizontal branches



Parts of the coastline were fantastic and other parts were Peru's dumping ground laden with rubbish, at one point we were hit by flying plastic bags and stuff

Nazca lines, we had good hopes with this and arrived at the viewing stand, they were ok but to be fair I thought it was a lot more than what it was, we believe google images will give you a far better impression of what is there, you can take a plane ride too but google images are cheaper, it was still good to see.





Arriving in Nazca the township we were not really taken by it and decided to carry on to the coast in search of another Paracas, San Juan De Marcona on the map looked ok so off we set.

The wind got stronger and the sand storm got worse, so heavy was the cross wind we were down to third gear and battling to stay on the road, adding to that the windswept marbles blasting us and flying around inside our helmets .... whose dumb idea was it to come here!!



Finally getting to San Juan De Marcona there was a Miss beach contest on the next day so EVERYTHING was booked out completely, also the place didn’t give us “the feeling” onwards we go.

This was part of a subdivision, not sure if been used or ready to be used?



We took a shortcut rather than going all the way back, this proved a little interesting, wind swept sand covered the road in places and was up to 300 mm deep and softer than a rotten mango.



At one point we tried to avoid the rotten mango and dropped halfway to China, this required removal of the water bottles and top case to lighten the stranded whale, with me operating the throttle and pushing the bars and Ellen pushing the back we finally got Maya back on solid ground.

Yeah..





This time I was not waiting to see how soft it was so I feed it the message clearing the sandpit from under the tires ... gotta love 100 hp!!



The evening closing in saw us stop at a little place that was not a tourist trap.

Heading away to Arequipa the next morning was a long haul by our standards, tanking up at the local gas station a treat because we got a free cup of coca cola.



The winds soon picked up tossing us around a lot and being constantly sandblasted including sand right up inside our helmets ... noice.

This was pretty much the ride for the coastal section with only a few minor reprieves





Then there are these small oasis's carefully tucked amidst towering sand dunes



Turning inland was a gift and the wind started dropping quickly but the traffic started increasing quickly and with one bus coming up behind us then beside us trying to push us off the road ....nice guy.

Arriving in Arequipa Ellen starting looking for a hostal, Maya and I waiting on the street side minding our own business when a local lady stopped and asked, Australia? .. there was nearly a fight.

I replied neighbours but no we are from New Zealand, discussion was had about the differing flags, next thing another lady rocks up and we are talking about hostals so they want to help us, Ellen turns up to find me talking to these two ladies and soon I was left on the street alone again while they went off and sorted it all out.

After getting sorted we were invited for tea (dinner for you imperialists) and an awesome welcome evening was had in Arequipa .... we like this place even tho it is Perus second biggest city.

There are some truly beautiful people in this world and Anna Maria is right up there with the best of them, very warm and welcoming

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Jeeze, man. Riding through all that wind and sand must have been a total drag. Certainly not my cuppa.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #2241
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andi and ellen. fantastic updates as always.

you guys are living our dreams.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:57 PM   #2242
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Jeeze, man. Riding through all that wind and sand must have been a total drag. Certainly not my cuppa.
Heya Trane

Sand is not my gig either to be fair it is just hard work especially when the bottom is a long way from the top
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:58 PM   #2243
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andi and ellen. fantastic updates as always.

you guys are living our dreams.
Heya Joel

Thanks for your props, makes it worth while for us knowing other are enjoying it too.

And yes we are lucky to be living our dreams
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:29 PM   #2245
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Arequipa .. Peru’s Second Largest City

And a nice city it was, we ended up staying 5 days, relaxing and taking the place in.

We are not normally city dwellers but Arequipa had a very welcoming feel including having some nice things like a propa coffee shop, it also has starbucks.

An alleyway in town



Anna Maria invited us for a Sunday breakfast setting us up for a city tour walking and looking around, very nice indeed.

While in town we were lucky enough to watch a festival parade



This girl was very into it, nice to see the youngs ones involved



While in Arequipa we had the pleasure of meeting Ben (Breechi) who rocked into town for a day while we were there, coffees all round, awesome.

The plaza at night



Some industrious thinking here



Road 34 C was in the middle, see next report so the next day was a relaxing one again.

Time to leave, Colca Canyon calling with Condors to see.
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Can't believe I missed the coke cup* ...sorry fellas*
Yeah I was looking for that


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This girl was very into it, nice to see the youngs ones involved

Oh, my.
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Holy macarrrrroni! glad no one was seriously hurt from the collision...

Andi, you look huge and towering over my Peruvian compatriots I'm sure they were pretty scared of the 'giant gringo in his giant bike' ... that should teach them to stay on their lane!

FANTASTIC stuff E&A Naomi and I are heading to Peru in a few weeks for some mountain adventures on 2 wheels... too bad you will be on your way south by then.

700+ days on the road already! .... unbelievable.
Cheers,
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