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After nearly 4 weeks of traveling west or north, we have now turned the corner and will be traveling east and south for the rest our journey back to Miami.
Whatever happens now I am content that I have acheived what i set out to do which was to go from the bottom to the top of America. From nearly the tropics to 300 miles above the arctic circle.
Still plenty more riding and adventures to come I guess as we make our way back down to Miami.
... and then drive to the tip of Argentina.
The pipeline runs parallel to the road and is visible most of the time. We got a close up look at the pipeline. The pipeline is above ground because the frozen tundra and permafrost areas are unstable for putting the pipeline underground. The pipeline sits on cradles so it can move with earthquakes and temperature changes. The steel pipe pylons that form the ...
... me, if you ever want to see something utterly suave and reeking of masculinity ... just ask Andrew to do the wave. Your opinion of him will go up tenfold, I promise.
Once off the highway, the car expressed it's extreme displeasure by making the gas gauge even more messed up than it had already been. All throughout the trip, if the gas was above full the car would register it as empty... then when we drove some the gauge would kick in and settle itself ...
... looking back at them. Things that would have made the day easier: a shovel (we left it in the car and were too lazy to go get it), pants (mosquitoes love bare legs) and not letting our instruction sheet float downstream. Needless to say, after about an hour or more's work, we had three questionable, sand-sized pieces of gold floating in the little glass vial that came with our pan. Oh, and serious blood loss from the mosquito ambush.
... The jointed pipe is 1/2 inch thick steel with 3 inches of insulation and another layer of steel on the inside. The uprights are filled with a coolant, I think ammonia chloride, to prevent melting of the permafrost as the 150 degree crude flows through it. And it is huge, covering 800 miles from Prudoe Bay to Valdez. Even with the best design, some dummy did shoot a hole through it...he's in jail now.
It was a heavy rain with thick fog rolling ...