Two weeks without a blog! Did you miss us?
Our journey over the Caribbean Sea spanned six days and left us further south than when we started, but it also afforded us a welcome break from the road and the chance to sail through the beautiful San Blas island range with a terrific group of people (two Aussies, a Canadian, a Dane, an Argentinian and a fellow Brit).
Even after a full week here in Central America and having already exited Panama, we remain at a lower latitude than Cartagena, but we are encouraged by the short distances between the countries here. It took us just a few hours yesterday (20 Sep) to cover about a third of the length of Costa Rica.
Somewhat less encouraging was the sign pinned to the door of our beach-side room here in Playa Dominical.
Despite not yet having to wait longer than an hour for a ride in Central America, we have noticed that drivers appear less receptive. We’ve had more of a mix of nationalities pick us up – two Spaniards, a Peruvian, a few Americans – and maybe this will be more of a trend here. We’re hoping that the ‘foreigner’ aspect will still gain us brownie points at least until the US!
Other observations on our first week in Central America:
So, how many countries will we have been through by this time next week? Answers in a glass bottle floated across the ocean, please.
Total number of lifts: 247
Week Twenty-Six distance travelled: 751 km
Total distance travelled: 27,969 km