Northern Most Point of South America (Almost)

Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
Trip End Nov 25, 2008

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

From being in Usuia, pretty much the southernmost point of South America, I have made it to Cabo de la Vela, pretty much the northernmost point of South America. The actual northernmost point is a few mile away but hard to get to without your own transportation. That is a distance of about 4600 miles from point to point. The ground I covered has gotta be two three times that, mabey more. So that is pretty crazy.

Getting to Cabo de la Vela from Taganga was a bit of an adventure. From taganga to Riohacha was easy, and I was under the impression that there was direct transportation to Cabo from there. but it was rainy season so not many people where going there, and the coastal road was washed out. we had to take a shared car to a little town call Uribia and then almost got stuck there because all the regular jeeps had gone through for the day. We managed to get a private ride there for 40 bucks.

Cabo de la Vela is a really cool place. All the power is provided by personal generator. We were pretty much the only people there at the time. We stayed in hammocks in a little cabana across the street to the beach. Aparently during the hight season the town is packed end to end with tents and all the hamock spots are rented. During the day we hiked to a couple diffent points and to a really nice beach on the northern side of the cape. The moskitoes were going pretty crazy at the time. Normally the area is scruffy desert but during the rainy season there are puddles and temporary lakes all over the place, perfect places for moskitoes to breed. We lucked out and had really nice weather the whole time we where there.
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