A rough start

Well after a week I am disappointed with my (lack of) progress. I could blame it on the cold weather, my map which is not very detailed, the rolling hills, etc. but the truth is: I’m old, I’m fat, I’m out of shape.

It has taken me a week to get where I should be in two days. But I did have some wierd things happen: I pulled a muscle in my back and had to rest up in a hotel for three days, immobile for the pain. Then my brand new chain broke which strained my sore back again.

But I am back on the road again and heading north. Currently in Colonia del Sacramento in southern Uruguay, a quaint little town founded by the Portugese in 1680.