Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Jan. 29

We are now in Salerno.
The drive from Soacha to Armenia is 190 km. and it took us 7 hours and we had to stop the cool the brakes. Lots of truck traffic, it seems that trucks are restricted during the week but not on weekends so that is when all the trucks are on the road. It sure was a white knuckle day for me. Stopped at a gas station and asked if we could park for the nite, he allowed us to park beside his house, I had a good nite but Manfred and Monika and Norbert were woken up at regular intervals by dog barking and rooster (I do not know how to write crowing) but you get the message. Today was a short drive to Valle de Cocora. Very beautiful alpine setting. We went for a 6 hour hike, refreshing after so many day's sitting in the van and very little walking. The views were stunning and the vegetation new to us. Also lots of birds I have never seen before. 
Thanks for your mail
Hugs to all
Norbert and Greti
This is the rooster Monika wanted to kill.

Internet? always the first question 

Nor quite the Grind but close
Hard to believe we are in Columbia

Will the clouds hold off until we get down?

We made it down before the rain.


  1. It is so good to see your posts, and your smiling faces. At first I must admit I thought you guys were a little nuts to do this... But looking at your photos and posts,... I get it.. I am glad to see you seem to feel safe and shall we say fearless! The countryside is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. I am also enjoying the blog from your former companions (Patricia & Clement) They have beautiful photos as well.
    Keep safe and enjoy. Can't believe you are half way across the planet!
    "Not all those who wonder are lost" (j.r.r.tolkien)
    May the blue wonder keep you rollin"

  2. Hi, konnte den Ort SALERNO nicht finden ??? He...Norbert looks great mit seinem Bart und mir gefällt dein neuer Haarschnitt/Farbe. Rita

  3. Prachtige foto's .zo,leuk om jullie blog te lezen. Jullie zijn daar wel een bezienswaardigheid. Goed dat je voorzichtig bent waar je overnacht. Blijf gezond, Walter en Tiny

  4. Norbert, van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag. Goed gevierd hopen we,

  5. Hallo, Hallo

    Hier meldet sich Lions Bay.
    Wir fahren jeden Tag mit Euch, aber nur in Gedanken, und verfolgen immer den Weg am Computer wo Ihr jetzt wieder gelandet seid.

    Wir sehen die huebschen Bilder von der wunderbaren Landschaft und von Euch - baungebrannt und recht vergnuegt. Natuerlich sind wir auch ein bisschen neidisch......

    Nun einen kleinen Tip fuer Euch (wir haben es heute erfahren und ob es arbeitet wissen wir nicht) also: Norberts Fuehrrschein ist doch abgelaufen und wenn Ihr Member bei BCAA seid dann koennt Ihr zu einer Automobile Association gehen und Euch einen Internationalen Fuehrerschein besorgen. Es soll gehen, wir ueberlassen es Euch, ob Ihr es versuchen wollt.

    Nun wuenschen wir Euch auch weiterhin eine gute und erfolgreich Fahrt.

    Viele Gruesse von H.&H.

  6. So glad today being able (internet signal ) to see your faces again since I was and I am missing you a lot.....!!!
    Look like the Blue Wonder in getting more and more famous along the way , you both must be very proud about it , don't you?
    Norbert is your new look part of the "big adventure "?
    Greti looking at you picture, there, almost touching the clouds may me felt to close to you that I could not believe it (were you thinking on me ?)
    Did I tell you how proud I am to have you as part of my days ? I really do !!!
    Love you