Monday 2 November 2009


This bridge is the border crossing between Costa Rica and Panama. Its a railway bridge with a few planks of wood and some chicken wire to stop you falling over the edge into the river. Decide which line of planks to use and hope there aren't any gaps large enough for a bike to fall through.

Soon after entering Panama the rain started. Riding through the hills it got heavier and heavier. Heavy enough to cause landslides, covering the road in mud and rocks, flash floods and in places washing the road away. I thought perhaps this was just par for the course in Panama but it was bad enough to be the lead story on the evening news. I later learned that soon after I passed through the road was closed totally.