Calle Chompipe (between Desmonte and Hacienda Vieja/Orotina)

 

Desmonte_OrotinaToday, I took Calle Chompipe from Desmonte (on Rt 3) down to Orotina. I have been wanting to do this for a while, but did not have the courage to do so until today. On my way, I said to myself, “Just go slow if it is steep, trust your bike, and use your back brake.” But, the road is not a stressful road at all! 🙂

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Calle Chompipe is a mix of pavement, artisan concrete, and flagstones.

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In the middle is a fancy residential community called Vista Mar with big houses (for sale).

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Vista Mar Residential

This road has nice views on both sides (left and right) and the inclines are not too steep.

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Ocean view from, yes, Vista Mar.

I went straight through Orotina to route 757, another new road for me, then got on 27 to go to Caldera.

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Old Train Station, Rt 757 after Orotina.

At Caldera, I had some ice cream. 

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Inlet at Caldera. View from Restaurant.

I will take this trip from Desmonte to Orotina again (or take it the other way around, coming home).

Song: Cause you’re my home.

Link to map. Vista Mar, Calle Chompipe.

Feel the beauty. Know the love. Live the power.

November 29, 2018

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Vista Mar
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Storm! Coming home on Rt 622

New Ride on the Chompipe:

Today,  Thursday, December 20, I took this road UP from Hacienda Vieja. It is only 6 kilometers. Before I knew it, I was at Vista Mar.  I’d say it saves time if someone wants to come home the Atenas way without having to go to San Mateo.

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Calle Cordoba near Hacienda Vieja.

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Coming down into Desmonte.

I have nothing more to say about this trip. It was quick and easy. Vista Mar feels like an odd place in which to live because it is so isolated.

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Enjoy your day!

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