Thursday, 8 January 2015

Frey Bentos To Buenos Aires (Good Air)

Buenos Aires (Good Air)

Having escaped Uruguay in one piece we set camp at Rio Paranacito, again we had the place to ourselves.

IMG_4312 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

IMG_4318 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

With plenty of firewood around the caveman and cavemaness made a camp fire which was big enough to warm us with the cooling night slowly draping itself over us.

As it turned out we had gone through another timeline without taking any notice so it got dark earlier.

IMG_4336 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

A good nights sleep followed by a stunning day with sun warming us as we downed some breakfast and coffee setting us up for the 140 km easy ride but daunting traffic of Buenos Aires. ...big cities ...and Christmas time!!!

An overhead train, they seem to like putting stuff up high when it is flat

P1220119 by twomotokiwis, on Flickr

Sure enough getting there was easy, getting through was manic, all six lanes (each way) choca block commanding extra skills again of jamming Maya and house through the skinny arterials coupled with some stunt riding thrown in, I reckon this made the Dakar look easy .

Back track to Mexico over 2 years ago, Ellen’s crash and the small window of opportunity meeting Norbert who was looking for us and found us making an absolute game changer and helping us out, well two years on we f i n a l l y get to cross paths again and meet wonder woman otherwise known as Greti his wife.

Old pic, Ellen and I with Norbert

Norbert at this time was solo on his V Strom.

We were meeting at Norberts brothers place and had been invited to spend Christmas with them so for us a chance to spend some quality time with a man we seriously look up to was outstanding. ...and to meet the woman who puts up with him

Unfortunately the GPS coords didn’t work well but the street address did, turns out we had beaten Norbert to the finish line with them making their way into Buenos Aires from the south after being in Ushuaia.

We followed Norberts SPOT seeing exactly where they were, Manfred (Norberts bro) astounded at our ability to stalk them to within 10 minutes so a wee treat for them to see how us disfunctional travelers do it.

Norbert and Greti soldiered on with a huge day in the seat (I think 900km) arriving later evening in good spirits, a great reunion was had with enthusiastic but watery eyes.

Having been out camping and no wifi etc it was time to unravel all the gear, air and dry accordingly and to catch up on ride reports overdue.

More on Buenos Aires next, too much for this post

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