It was a quick little loop, but well worth it. The finca was great, but now its time for another long day’s drive. We head back to Popayan using a different route. It’s all dirt too, but classified on the map as “unpaved major route,” so we have high hopes. It’s still not a great road, but practically a super-highway compared to the roads we had driven a few days ago.
This time we peaked at 3200 meters and again in the cold rain. Still, the landscape up here almost looks desert-like. I had to wonder how you dry your laundry if you live in the clouds. Maybe you just stay wet.
Angela has been relishing the chance to wear the hand-made stuff she’s bought along the way… but arm-warmers?
It’s another scenic drive, and after about 6 hours the road is paved again and we practically coast the last hour all the way down to Popayan.
I’m not sure we’ve mentioned it before, but it’s truly astounding how so many people in the world spend so much of their time gathering fire wood. If you didn’t gather wood today, consider yourself fortunate.