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
October – California
Bryan riding through the ancient giant redwood groves in Northern California
November – Baja California
Big cactus in Baja California
December – Sailing across the Sea of Cortez and Holidays in Central Mexico
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
February – Southern Mexico
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
April – Nicaragua
Semana Santa in Nicaragua – Easter Sunday procession in Altagracia, Ometepe
May – Costa Rica
Poison arrow frog in Costa Rica jungle
June – Panama and Sailing through the San Blas Islands to Colombia
Sailing in the San Blas Islands
July – 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
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.
The long road south 10,577.4 km cycled from home on our 365 day
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