Gathering up my load of the gear, my camelback strap caught the go pro on Kev's helmet and sent it crashing onto the tile floor! The screw that held the visor and shield broke apart! Not the greatest way to start off your ride. The head covering blunders continued as we pulled over 2 more times within the first 5 kilometers due to sombreros flying off the back of Kev's bike. I was thankful that the car behind me did not run over my sombrero! As crazy as it is to be caring these hats creatively strapped on Kev's back box, they always come in handy. Our route takes us over to the Gulf of Mexico today….I cannot wait to see the water!
We did get pulled over close to Sabancuy by a Municipal Police stop. The police wanted to check our bike paperwork and were quite polite. All was in order and we continued on our way. The weather is really starting to heat up now and you can smell the ocean.
WOW!!! The first glimpse of the turquoise colored waters was breathtaking! We followed the coastline all the way to Campeche in the sweltering 40 degrees celsius /104 degrees fahrenheit, heat. After leaving the comfortable temperatures of the mountain communities we will need a little time to acclimatize to the jump in humidity and heat that we will be facing from now on.