This will be the first of a series. As you may or may not know, we are on a two week journey through Haiti. It is to support my best Australian friend, Barry. I must confess, he might be the only Australian I know :-). He will run 315 miles – coast to coast – through Haiti. It is a run for maternal life. Thus being called run for life.
Today, we are in Port Salut, Haiti. Tomorrow, Barry will be running 26.2 miles to begin his 315 mile journey. I will be supporting him by riding my moto with him. It’s been Haitian-ized with a cup holder that was cut from a plastic bottle, a holder for a speaker, a police light to warn other cars that Barry is running, and, of course, a backpack for extra supplies.
Andrama and Melissa have been testing out the cooking today :-D. It’s basically like camp-cooking but a little different because you have to setup and tear down everyday. Props to them! We will be eating Haitian and some American.
I road my moto down to Port Salut. We had to get repairs at a few different places along the road – eventually having to load it up into the canter to just bring it all the since it was not able to be ridden. In Haiti, there are TONS of little spots on the side of the road that you can repair your bike. Even more true in Les Cayes. We had repaired it in Les Cayes by a random guy along side the road. Then today, in Port Salut, we brought it down to an area and the SAME GUY that repaired it in Les Cayes was repairing bikes! He remembered the bike! The guy was very smart and fixed my bike again in just a few minutes!
Here are some pics: