I have spent the last 2 weeks off the bike. Working in a small Ecolodge just out of a place called Caraz. It has one of the most amazing views I have ever seen.
I stopped off here 70km north of Huaraz to take a little break & contribute to society for a change.
In exchange for work I was given a room to sleep in & food on the days I worked. The work ended up being 8 hours a day 5 days a week.
I was hoping to get some running & exploring in whilst here but unfortunately that has not happened. The work was longer than I had expected as the add said 5 hours a day.
I ended up getting sick last Friday & consequently have had diareeha since. I didn't eat anything for 4 days but continued to work.
In the last 3 days I have slowly worked myself back into eating food :). My room is a small wooden hut way out the back. It's super peaceful but it's a bit of a mission to the toilet & shower
The work has been landscaping a beautiful block of land. They have 6 bungalows that guests stay in & a couple of acres of raspberries & blueberries
It's been nice to get off the bike & try improve my Spanish but I will be glad to get moving again. This sitting still thing is tough hahaha.
I have a few treks in mind & possibly some Spanish classes at long last. I still suck terribly at the language & It drives me nuts.
Anyway I'm off. Time to head south again wooooo
Keep it rubber side down :)
I am an ultra runner, Mountain biker, Climber, Ironman, Endurance Athlete