Sunday, 1 January 2012

Potosi & 'The Lost Documents'

Thursday 22nd December

Wood carver in ‘Plaza 10 de Noviembre’ with the police station behind where Dave spent several hours. 
Today the primary task is for Dave to go to the Police & contact the British Embassy in La Paz to work out our strategy for replacement documents, this of course is made doubly difficult by the Christmas holidays. After a day of running around & phone calls we decide to stick with our original plan to go to Sucre for the Xmas period & return to La Paz on the 28th ready for the Consulate re-opening on the 29th.

While Dave is sorting things out Bob, Roger & myself decide to re-ride the last 140km of the route from La Paz to see if we can find the lost bag in daylight, it’s a great road so no great hardship particularly as the weather is fair giving us the pleasure of great views.

No luck with the lost items but we did get to see the town beginning to enjoy Christmas & had a meal at ‘Café 4,060’ named after the height of Potosi’s main square in metres above sea level, at this altitude both the bikes & us struggle with the lack of Oxygen.

Dave relaxes with Roger after a better day & joins in the Xmas spirit, not sure what the Pink Panther & Tom Cat has to do with Christmas!

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