Headwind again…


Nicolas Bravo to Chetumal

73,2km, 4h11min, Ø 17,4 km/h, 224hm


We left Nicolas Bravo at 7 am, it were about 25 degrees C. Almost no wind, but it increased within the following hours – and was of course a headwind again.

It was mostly flat today. At 9 am we already made 38km – what a great feeling! At a small abarrotes where I bought a coke, the owners where just feeding a “Bambi” with a bottle of milk! Interesting type of a pet;-).

The next 15km I cycled together with Max and Wayne, drafting a bit made it a lot easier, but on one of those short climbs I just couldn t keep up with them and cycled the last 17km alone.

It was only 11:15am when I saw them again, after 70km, at a Plaza in Chetumal on the main road where they where waiting.

It took us a while to find a hotel we liked – it would have been nice to have wi-fi for the rest-day tomorrow, but those hotels with wi-fi were twice as expensive as the hotel without wi-fi – and had only 2 beds. So we finally checked into a hotel without wi-fi. Three beds in a large room.

I didn t do much this afternoon. Resting for a while, drinking a coffee and walking around town with Wayne. There‘ s not much to see here, even the water of the Carribean Sea was gray-brown, probably due to the wind, and not very inviting.

Later, on our way to the pizzaria, we met another cyclist who was searching for a hotel. He is from Japan, started in Utah and is on his way to Argentina.

Dinner tonight was my most expansive meal in Mexico: 200 Pesos for Pizza and 2 beers!!! I guess Max has to tell me some tipps for bush-camping now ;-).

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