largest adobe pyramids in the Americas. Paint on mud still clear after a few years at the Huaca de la Luna
I eventually left Trujillo Peru and headed south with another Canadian cyclist, Michael Schratter, who is fundraising for the Vancouver charity http://www.ridedonthide.com/However, his narrower tires along with his time and distance needs in order to keep to his tour schedule made it impossible for us to stay together. So for me it was a left turn-off onto a dirt road along the coast.
Much of the Pacific coast of South America is a desert, stretching from northern Peru through to southern Chile. It is just sand dunes. For a cyclist, it is dull to look at and when the wind picks up around lunch time, you spend your afternoon being sandblasted. After 70km. of this, I had had my fill and was looking forward to the cordilleras negro and blanca which I had heard so much about. Read more