It’s the 24th of November and I’m some thirty five thousand feet over the the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. How could this happen? you’re asking yourselves. Well let me give you a brief run down of the last two months.
I was not meant to stay in Italy as long as I did but doing so allowed me to see a whole bunch of people I had not seen for a very long time. The purchase of the flat in Glasgow was completed on the 9th of October but I stayed in Italy another ten days after that date to help my parents with some hospital stuff.
After that I packed all the stuff I need for my next trip, which in this case involved the bicycle, and flew to Glasgow. there I took possession of the flat and spent five weeks both setting things up, resting and preparing for the winter.
In that time I saw friends, was visited by others and, among other things went to see U2 in concert. In the end I was ready to go again and I spread my wings in southernly direction.
As I said I’m currently a bit past mid way through a nineteen hours flight that first took me from Glasgow to Amsterdam, is taking me from there to Buenos Aires and eventually will deliver me to Montevideo, from where my south American bicycle journey will start.
The plan is to land and ride in two days to Punta Balena, some sixty miles east of Montevideo. There I have made contact with the owner of a hostel and I will work for him in exchange for bed and board for a few weeks in order to get my Spanish to a level at which I can have a conversation.
After that I will jump on the bicycle and ride across Uruguay, get a ferry for Buenos Aires and from there ride all the way to Ushuaia in the Tierra del Fuego. After that the plan becomes a bit more non specific as I could come back up through Argentina or I could cross the mountains and follow the Chilean coast to Santiago, we’ll see.
Anyways I’m on the saddle again and this time I’ll be posting more regularly so stay tuned for more verbosity and, hopefully, some decent pictures.