On January 15, 2017, Rick Ellis suffered a serious heart attack while riding his motorcycle and passed into the presence of the Lord. For more information please visit ellis.cl/rick This site will be left as-is.

Ride to Chile

From Oregon to Chile, a motorcycle adventure by Rick Ellis

Peru - Day 5

November 18, 2016

I woke up this morning to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore and this view.

I then detoured from the Pan-American to shave off 88 miles and an hour of driving to a narrow road along the ocean, sometimes with cliffs, drop offs and no guard rails.

Peru is a land of contrasts, the dry barren desert but lush green fields where there is water. Beautiful beaches and resort areas contrasted with extreme poverty.