Click on the picture, below the waving flags on the left and right, to see relevant photo's of the individual countries and trips throughout the years!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Last day to La Ceiba!

Day 32 (291 Km)

  Last day, so we left Siguatepeque kind of early to have an easy ride to La Ceiba. We had to reach around 1 pm to put our bikes on the freight boat the Utila Express and Scotty went with the Yate to Utila that day and I stayed one more day in La Ceiba. During the ride to La Ceiba, almost towards the end, I heard the chain and sprockets making once in a while a banging noise and thought, this was a pretty time to act funny about 50 km before La Ceiba. I even stopped and inspected the parts, but saw nothing wrong and continued on slow speed to La Ceiba. We reached the dock in one piece and somehow I was glad the trips were over and did what we had to do and that was "Go Ushuaia and back to Honduras" and visit all the other 19 countries in between! So 40.000 km later, with lots of worn out tires, chains, sprockets, radiators and carburetor problems and do not forget my 13 flat tires, we made it in one piece.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Back in Honduras!

Day 31 (271 Km)

       15 minutes more to get to the border and only 10 minutes it took to do our paperwork and we were on our way to Danli in Honduras. We did some banking in Danli, because they had a Bac/Bamer and Scotty's bank was represented as well  and this was one way to avoid Tegus busy traffic and probably big bank lines. 
      Danli looks like a nice town with  busy centre and saw many up to date hotels, but after a cold drink, we took off for the capital Tegus and an our later, we passed through Tegus on one of the main ring roads and without making the wrong exit, what is the key in Tegus traffic, we only took 20 minutes and were already on the main road to San Pedro, which is now 4 lanes beautiful paved all the way to Siguatepeque. 
    Last time a year or so ago this stretch was a nightmare, but the whole road is finished now 4 lanes! We choose Siguatepeque as our stop, because of the climate and it is about 4 to 5 hours away from La Ceiba and that will be our final destination tomorrow and where we will put our bikes on the boat to Utila!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ocotal, close to the last country to get through to Utila

Day 30 (349 Km)

    After a late start, we left almost midday for the Honduran border.
I took this picture below to show, there is more progress seen below as all the officials of Nicaragua together

 We decided to get lunch 100 km away in Granada on the main square in an old colonial setting.

   Around 2 pm we hit the road again and drove through Masaya and then north for another 200 km to reach a place Ocotal about 15 minutes before the Honduran border Los Manos, we knew this place from before and checked into the same hotel as 18 months ago.

   Tomorrow will be the final moment to bring the bikes back to Honduras and actually looking forward to that.