Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Gathering Of The Kiwis No 4 & Puerto Montt

Day 4

We had mapped out our planned route through the national park, tanking up and on the road we discovered our road did not even exist despite being shown on maps and GPS.

A KTM 950 ADV and F8 had passed us earlier when we were packing down camp, while trundling down the road we came across the 950 with no front wheel, forks down on the dirt and the bike sitting on the center stand with two ladies sitting beside it, we turned around and went back to see if they needed help but they had it sorted, seems all the air had gone to the top and the lads had removed the front wheel and taken it to get fixed.

Making our way to Villarrica the traffic thickened and got worse slowing down to first gear in places, turning left we thought we would get away from that but there was and air show on as well as some silly slow buggas doodling along like grandmas and no way to pass for quite some time.

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Non of us were expecting this so it put a dent in the time but no biggy, arriving at Licon Ray amidst the madness we decided to carry on south to Coñape for a bite to eat.

Then the ripio started again but this time laden with cars kicking up dust and just putting along, finally down to Panguipulli we stopped at a small cafe for a coffee….he only had Nescafe so we opted for fresh juice instead.

Having wifi we checked to see if Princess Diana had emailed t meet for lunch us but nothing, Clint and Rosie had heard from their friend in Temuco and wanted to meet up with him, Rosie also needed some teflon spray for her luggage zips that were not playing ball.

At this point they decided to head north to meet their friend and get the fixits done, we opted to head south into the mountains again.

We stopped at a cool we camp ground and met some nice people too, Alexandro rides the Africa twin in the background

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The next day to Puerto Montt was dreary and cold ... then very wet around the lakes, jump under the hose then stand in the fridge ...that is what it felt like

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We did have about half an hour of sun but the suns rays proving to heavy for our spotlight bracket that decided to do its own thing and snapped off

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Plan A is to catch up again in Puerto Montt with Clint and Rosie then hit the Carretera Austral together if we time it right, we will have our new rubber on and take all that weight off the top ….awesome!!!

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