I'm up early the next day, not by choice so much but because of the chickens and dogs started at 4:30am, then the neighbour started his music at 4:45 and whistles along......hmmmmmm. But the road is stunningly beautiful, here's a few pics from along the way. And I take a GoPro video of some of the ride starting at the village of Ollachea; I've seen lots of these signs around in Peru and they are a little worrying, my basic Spanish deciphers this as saying "don't put rocks on the road"....... so why are people putting rocks on the road??? Maybe to try and stop people and sell them stuff, or steal their stuff? Or maybe to try and cause an accident? who knows? I've made contact with Steve and we agree that we will try and catch up in Puno on lake Titicaca, which makes a big day for me, at around 300 kms, which on Peruvian roads is a LONG day. I spot some big fires on the way to Puno. And get a look at the town by the lake as I get there around mid afternoon. Steve only had a couple of hours to do from where he was so gets there before me, finds us a hotel in the centre and I meet him there without issue, our rough plan is to head to the smaller and less touristy town of Juli just an hour down the road the next day and have a couple of chill days before crossing into Bolivia. That evening my phone dies saying that "SIM is not provisioned" WTF??? So I end up back at our favourite pastime - the Claro phone shop for two hours and it turns out the Claro shop where we got the SIM cards 6 weeks ago in Jaen did not put the SIM card in my name and has since cancelled the card, even though I had just loaded it up with another 3Gig of data...... I'm not a happy a camper and I end up having to get a new SIM card but thankfully the guy takes pity and gives my another 3Gig of data for free, annoying but it's fixed now. The next day we head out to Juli aiming to fill up with gas there as we know gas is hard to get in Bolivia, as we get to Juli it turns out there is no gas station other than people selling 84 octane out of barrels, we are both on empty and the town is hugely busy with a massive political rally (the election is in a week or two) so our chances of getting a hotel is also slim. We decide to head towards the Peruvian border town of Yunguyo and are happy to find the last petrol station in Peru, we also find an OK hotel in the centre and decide to stay there, make the border tomorrow and then have our chill days in Bolivia in the town of Copacabana. Once we settle into the hotel we take a walk down to lake Titicaca, which appears lovely from the distance. But like most places in Peru, when you zoom out you see the piles of rubbish and the sewerage channel going straight into the lake. And it's not smelling too sweet either...... We then shoot into the local open air market and get a few supplies for breakfast and make plans for our border crossing tomorrow. There was a cool "motorbike" near the market. Peru has been a stand out country for riding, the food has been good but the pollution and rubbish everywhere has been a bit disappointing, the people are nice and the Andes are crazy high. All is good in Peru tonight and we're looking forward to a new country with new challenges and sights tomorrow.