Day off – ruins and iguanas

I ignored my alarm clock which rang at 6am successfully, tuned around and slept another 5 minutes and another 5 minutes and another five minutes … and decided that this was a great spot for a rest-day, though I didn‘ t really need one.

After a good breakfast consisting of fry jacks, beans and scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee I rested for a while in the hammock and tried to convince myself that it would be a good idea to check out Xunantunich, more ruins. It was a 5 minute-walk down the road, then I had to take the ferry across a river. The ferry is on a cable and man-power operated. From there it was a 15 minute walk mostly uphill – in the midday-heat. Unfortunately there was no sun but it was a nice walk, trees on both sides of the road. The ruins itself were pretty nice. I especially liked that they were in the jungle and that there were hardly any people. But there was a group of 8 US Americans – and they were so loud, shouting all over the place. Annoying.

On my way back I saw an iguana in the woods, but he ran away. After crossing the river again there were 3 huge iguanas on the river-bank! That was amazing.

Back at the campsite I slept for a while, cleaned my bags and organized my stuff, hoping to get an early start tomorrow… would be good to get some kilometers done before it gets hot again!

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