Border Day

And, we were off. It was another windy, really windy, and I mean windy day. We took the short cut that our friend said was the worst road ever. Since it was about 100 km shorter than the paved road, we decided to give it 5 minutes and if it was really bad we’d turn around. Turns out, it was a great road. I can see where it might get bad in the rain, but the road was just perfect for dirt bikes and VW’s.

We stopped for lunch near a river.  No fish were caught, but we did meet this guy.  He was headed in the same direction in a restored ’68 Ford Falcon. He stopped to talk and take photos.

Another hour later and we hit pavement for a while. Then, a half an hour off a tiny dirt road to the border station near the town of Cerro Castillo in Chile.  This was by far one of our quickest border crossings ever. They took our onions, but we again were able to get the honey across. In fact, I have Bode doing the hiding now.

It was so windy that the pop-top was coming loose and lifting, so I spent the rest of the ride in the back holding it down. But, now we’re back in Chile!

4 thoughts on “Border Day

  • March 22, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    LOL… great picture of Jason.

  • March 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    OMG…Jason, the hair!! The hair! Love it! & Some of the most beautiful pics ever!

    Miss you all, xoxo
    Laura, L & W

  • March 22, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    I meant many of the pics in the recent posts….

  • March 23, 2012 at 8:13 AM

    you can put hasps like for a gate on each side of the front of the pop top and thus keep it down as it appears your scissors are worn out- put them up and down, have the type with a twist lockable hole that holds itself closed and just always remember to remove the closure BEFORE raising roof. I used the rubber tie downs for years- the ones designed for baja bugs hoods, a copy of the internal rubber snubbers for the sides inside of the pop top from Westfalia but they may be harder to get in the SA. All best, Rusty

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