A few kilometres out of town we fixed Teresa’s bike foot with the help of local building store supplying the screws. One of the cafes we stopped in had a great idea of spraying mist around the garden , cooling the air and stopping the dust. Frankly it was not an upmarket place but only a basic road side café.
Heat and dust. Never ending dirt roads and painful roasting conditions made us stop lots of times and finally we changed the route. The map did not show the difference between the tarmacked and dirt roads. In desperation we turned inland for “Santa Cruz “. Arrived late afternoon breaking the sweat with coffees, beer or ice creams. Problems with finding accommodation, solved but not amazed by it. Prospering town supplying mainly nearby tourist spots. Interesting square and church tower. Free internet provided by the city on the square had to be utilized.
We both decided to start cycling early and after long break during the middle of the day continuing in the evening to reduce the problems with the unbearable heat.