Monday, January 19, 2009

This boat mines the river gravel for gold. Apparently there are also people who pan manually but I did not see any.

We had a fair bit of trouble with the bikes. An inner tube, the rear wheel bearings and some clutch components were replaced at various points. The good part: each job was done in less than an hour and cost less than $5.

The road was, in many spots, under construction. Which happened as follows: large amounts of rock would be dropped from the slope above to land in great heaps. these would be roughly flattened and compacted by a bulldozer and then the waiting vehicles would be invited to make their various ways over the result as best they could.

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