Leg 10 – “I’m packin’ it!”
The 10th Leg of the Race begins immediately from Uyuni as teams must now catch one of two flights back to La Paz arriving at either 9:05pm or 9:20pm. Once in La Paz, teams must find an overnight bus to Copacabana, Bolivia that gets them in at 6am.
Upon arrival in Copacabana, teams must make their way to Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Copacabana to find their next clue.
That clue directs teams to the Yampupata Boat Launch where they will find, if activated, the Double Yield Board.
After checking in at the Yield, teams must choose a flagged boat to take them Yumani on Isla del Sol. They must search the area for their next clue.
And that clue reveals the Road Block: Who’s packin’ it?
For this Road Block, teams must correctly make 50 adobe bricks traditional to the island. Once approved, they will be given the next clue.
Teams can now take their boat back to Yampupata and figure out how to cross the Bolivia-Peru border in order to make their way to Puno, Peru.
Once in Puno, teams must find Plaza del Faro.
Here, teams will choose a marked boat to take them to a flagged shoreline near the floating Uru islands on Lake Titicaca. Here, teams will gather bundles of dried totora reeds and deliver them to a flagged island where they will be given their next clue.
That clue reveals the Detour: Artsy or Lively.
In Artsy, teams muse use some of their reeds to recreate some local artistic crafts. Once approved, they will receive their next clue.
In Lively, teams must use their reeds to patch up the walls of a home. When completed, teams will receive the next clue.
Teams must now take a boat back to Muelle Lacustre.
And from there, they can make their way on foot to Plaza de Armas, the Pit Stop for this Leg of the Race.
The first team to check in here will win P200,000 courtesy of Shell V-Power Nitro+.
The last team to check in here WILL be eliminated.
— DryedMangoez (@dryedmangoez) March 31, 2017
So last week’s Bolivia Leg has to be the sloppiest, messiest Leg ever. But this one might be a close 2nd. lol Honestly, it was a last minute Leg. I needed a quick location after Uyuni, but logistics were brutal for these two Legs. There must be some way to clean these two Legs up and make them more smooth. But I wouldn’t know how since this isn’t a real Amazing Race, after all. =D
Copacabana, Bolivia and the Isla del Sol are certainly very 4K UHD drone-ready locations. I’m sure we could have a full Leg just here. It would also eliminate all the boats needed on this Leg which are kind of equalizers and could stifle some competition on this Leg.
Anyway, the Road Block is simple and typical TAR. The biggest drama-inducing variable should be the heat which hopefully will provoke Colin-level “I’m packin’ it!” meltdowns. It should also add to the exhaustion of such a long distance Leg.
Upon researching Uyuni, I saw Lake Titicaca and thought it would be a great location to use as well. And as a last minute location to pair with Uyuni, it worked out okay.
The floating Uru islands are also 4K UHD drone-ready. And again, there must be more creative possible tasks that could be dreamed up if one were to actually visit there. But these are also simple, typical TAR tasks.
The Leg ends back in town. Overall, one would hope that the zero-hour Pit Stop and the physical tasks and heat this Leg will exhaust teams to meltdowns. Especially as this is the eve of the penultimate Leg.