As we departed the historical city of Cordaba, Argentina.....a city of many wonderful, cathedrals and monestary's, we set off into the pourig rain. As with many other rain storms, they often end..this one did not. As we commensed the cool wet riding got only worse....or better, since one week prior we were riding thru such intense heat that we were praying for cooler temperatures and hoped that it might rain on us....well our hopes came pouring down on us!! A long day.....the rain kept on...many surprises this day as well as many important items got drenched. Having purchased waterprrof tank panniers I thought my items would be protected form the pouring rain.... Improtant items completely water logged and soaked to the core!! now the only thing that 100% for sure about these bags is that I am 100% ticked!! .....oh well life goes on....
...We arived to a NAtional Park on the Uruguay river called Parque nacional Palmar. Quite pristine and secluded in character. This Park has forests full of ancient palm trees, varieties of birds, a small beach on the river, and is home to semi aquatic rodentsof up to 130lbs.....snakes, and many toads!! The River was refreshing for a swim, and the forests nice for walking and stretching our cycle stiffened....ridden knees!
Our next coupe days were wonderful, as we arived into the northern province of Argentina..Miciones!!We attendeda motorcycle gathering/festival and weregreated with many wonderful people extending allthey couod for us...lots of beerand wine, Smiles and wonder!! We were awarded t-shirts for being the two riders being from the furthest origin and the entire experience wll be one of many good memories!! As we caravanned around the city, other riders looked upon us with lots of curiosity, multiple times upon multiple times, we were asked to ride some wheeliesfor the crowds.........so the wheelies commensed aruond the center of the city and the thru the crowded streets full of motos, as many spectators watched on!........many addresses were exchanged and bottles of beer as well, as the this mix of Argetinian, Brazillian, and Paraguyan riders certainly liked sharing their beer........The First moto encuentro of many to come!! Vamos a Ver!!
More tales to come as we now sit acrossform the Brazillian border ready to visit Iguasu Falls and head for the coastal Mountians of Soutern Brasil!!
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