One year on the road in pictures

It is hard to imagine a year ago that I would be sitting and looking out the glittering lights of Cuenca city in Southern Ecuador. From the 49th parallel, we have ridden our bikes to latitude 0, crossing over the equator and have spent nearly the last three months riding in South America, a continent we have previously never visited.

Here are twelve pictures for the twelve months of our travels:

September – Departure and riding Washington and Oregon

We departed Vancouver on September 3, 2014 on a rainy day heading first to Vancouver Island and then into the San Juan Islands in Washington state by ferry

We departed Vancouver on September 3, 2014 on a rainy day heading first to Vancouver Island and then into the San Juan Islands in Washington state by ferry

 

October – California

Riding through the ancient giant redwood groves in Northern California

Bryan riding through the ancient giant redwood groves in Northern California

 

November – Baja California

Big cactus in Baja California

Big cactus in Baja California

 

December – Sailing across the Sea of Cortez and Holidays in Central Mexico

Cyclistas Christmas at Alexa'sgradparents in Guadalajara, Mexico. We met the wonderful tandem duo, Alexa and Paul, cycling in Baja California and she invited us to have Christmas with her and her family! It was great to celebrate Christmas with family since we were all away from home

Cyclistas Christmas at Alexa’s grandparents in Guadalajara, Mexico. We met the wonderful tandem duo, Alexa and Paul, cycling in Baja California and she invited us to have Christmas with her and her family! It was great to celebrate Christmas with family since we were all away from home

 

January – Central Mexico

Sitting on the top of a petrified waterfall in Oaxaca, mexico

Sitting on the top of a petrified waterfall in Oaxaca, mexico

 

February – Southern Mexico

Dropping out of the central mountains and into the tropical coast! Goodbye pine forests. Hello luscious bananas!

Dropping out of the central mountains and into the tropical coast! Goodbye pine forests. Hello luscious bananas!

 

March – Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

Colourful Carnaval celebrations in Guatemala

Colourful Carnaval celebrations in Guatemala

 

April – Nicaragua

Semana Santa in Nicaragua - Easter Sunday procession in Altagracia, Ometepe

Semana Santa in Nicaragua – Easter Sunday procession in Altagracia, Ometepe

 

May – Costa Rica

Poison arrow frog in Costa Rica jungle

Poison arrow frog in Costa Rica jungle

 

June – Panama and Sailing through the San Blas Islands to Colombia

Sailing in the San Blas Islands

Sailing in the San Blas Islands

 

July – Colombia

Riding on the misty mountain roads in Colombia

Bryan is looking down a switchback at me on a misty mountain road in Colombia

 

August – Ecuador

Cycling up to Volcano Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. We climbed up to the refuge at 4864m where we made snow angels on the equator

Cycling up to Volcano Cotopaxi, one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. We climbed up to the refuge at 4864m where we made snow angels on the equator

 

A year has been the longest trip for both of us and I feel so lucky that it has been with my soul-mate, partner, mud-art canvas, love of my life, Bryan.

Bryan and I having fun with the red volcanic mud therapy at the hotsprings in Banos by Cuenca in Southern Ecuador.

Bryan and I having fun with the red volcanic mud therapy at the hotsprings in Banos by Cuenca in Southern Ecuador.

The long road south 10,577.4 km cycled from home on our 365 day

The long road south 10,577.4 km cycled from home on our 365 day

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One thought on “One year on the road in pictures

  1. Bryan and Maggie ….. There are no words to describe your amazing accomplishments. The pictures and stories you both share with us are heart warming and amazing. We are in awe and always looking forward to your next days adventures. Love and hugs. Mom and Dad.

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