When someone invites you to to come up to visit on their avocado farm… you just say yes. We headed the wrong direction – north – all the way up to the Elqui Valley.
Our friend Neressa – who we met skiing down in Chillan – has moved her whole family from Alaska to the Chilean desert to grow palta.
We popped the top on the hillside and have been eating guacamole continuously since we arrived.
She needs some help with her bee hives, so I’m all over it – no experience necessary.
bus notes for those interested:
-the loud valve noise was a really loose #2 exhaust valve. I pulled off the rockers and inspected everything one more time.
-compression is 120 psi on all four cylinders
-still have the oil leak
-we had a bad oo9 distributor that I’ve already replaced with my spare. The advance would get stuck in both full and zero advance conditions – no way to predicting what it was doing.