Nothing days (almost) – Uyuni to Atocha (92k/20,709k, 1,740ft)

(September 14-15 – written by Dave) We ended up staying an extra day in Uyuni so that Nancy could rest and get over her stomach issues.  Nothing really happened all day.  We rested, read, planned and watched CNN.  Sometimes you need a nothing day. With Nancy feeling much better this morning, we hit the road … Continue reading Nothing days (almost) – Uyuni to Atocha (92k/20,709k, 1,740ft)

Into the wild west – Colchani to Uyuni (27k/20,618k, 90ft)

(September 12 – written by Dave) We were pretty slow moving this morning, not leaving our fancy hotel until 10:30 – we could get used those swanky digs.  We spent about 2 hours at the brekkie buffet, no rush and no limits to the number of times we could pass though.  I’m sure that the … Continue reading Into the wild west – Colchani to Uyuni (27k/20,618k, 90ft)

Surviving the salt – Isla Incahuasi to Colchani (77k/20,590k, 200ft)

(September 11 – written by Nancy) Well, last night wasn’t quite as restful in the old refugio as we had hoped, though I guess that’s to be expected with that many people sharing a small space.  Actually I think it would have been fine but for the guy from the bus who joined us as … Continue reading Surviving the salt – Isla Incahuasi to Colchani (77k/20,590k, 200ft)

Salt road – Salinas de Garcia Mendoza to Isla Incahuasi (87k/20,513k, 170ft)

(September 10 – written by Dave) Today was all about the Salar de Uyuni.  We had about 25k of riding before formally reaching it.  We chose to go around the volcano on the far left side.  There are three routes, two besides the one we took, one on the right and one on the left … Continue reading Salt road – Salinas de Garcia Mendoza to Isla Incahuasi (87k/20,513k, 170ft)

No flat day – Huari to Salinas de Garcia Mendoza (132k/20,426k, 1,650ft)

(September 9 – written by Dave) What a difference a day makes.  We woke today to 4 bicycle tires all full of air.  This plus an earlier alarm meant that we were on the road by just before 7AM.  The dawn light was fantastic and we took lots of photos.  It was cool, but the … Continue reading No flat day – Huari to Salinas de Garcia Mendoza (132k/20,426k, 1,650ft)