Andrew and Catherine Scott (cousins on the Growdon side of the family) are cycling around in South America, and have started a blog Two Scotts on the trot, where you can follow their adventures.
As they put it, “A trot, yes, but on our ‘burros de aceros’ (iron donkeys)… a “cheap-as-we-can” cycling-camping expedition around southern South America.”
Thursday 20th August saw two firsts. We obtained our first hitchhike (owing to a nasty headwind and dry heat) with a friendly gentleman, an electrical engineer, who was heading as far as Wanda, which happened to be a perfect destination. It gave us enough distance to cycle to Iguazu, but without having to spend a week getting there. The drive also turned into a Spanish lesson. We unloaded in Wanda and gratefully thanked him. It was then we noticed Andrew’s bicycle’s back tyre was completely flat. Our first puncture.