So we completed our first thousand kilometres a couple of days ago. Pre-Amaya this wouldn’t have been as noteworthy, but 1000km with a teething toddler in tow is a definite milestone. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far! Thanks for reading our blog, for your encouragement and a massive thanks to those who have made a donation to Clinica Verde. We have raised close to $1000 (almost $1 per kilometre). This is money that has already made a difference to the lives of mothers and children in the Boaco region of Nicaragua.
- $5 Helps provide clean water at the clinic
- $10 Buys medication for a child in need
- $25 Supports 2 wellness visits for a child
- $100 Provides prenatal care for 1 mother’s full pregnancy
- $250 Supports a nurse for a month
Since our last post we have crossed into France and enjoyed about 350km of designated bicycle path. We are following a route called La Vélodyssée which follows the coast of France from the Spanish border for 1300km to Roskoff in Brittany. It is an amazing piece of bicycle infrastructure – a refreshing change after Spain. The other refreshing change is how ubiquitous campgrounds are in France. We no longer have to pre-think where we are going to stay each night – there is always a friendly campground to be found.
So while the weather has not been that great, the scenery has been stunning, and the bike paths smooth and flat.
Below is a small photo blog of what has been happening (including our first interview with Amaya):