A rainy and flat start through endless banana plantations. After two hours I turn inland into the mountains to avoid the strong headwinds on the coast. The landscape is changing and it gets dry and semi dessert. A strong headwind picks up and I push hard to make it to the border. I arrive just at sunset and the border guards tell me to sleep on the Ecuadorian side as it is safer. I put my sleeping bag behind the customs house. Unfortunately, the straying dogs bark at me all night and I can barely sleep.