Today is probably our shortest ride to date! We loaded up, geared up, checked out of Hotel Hulku, and rode out of Playa del Carmen….Twenty minutes later we were riding into Puerto Adventuras.
Now why Puerto Adventuras you may be wondering…Well, let me tell you! Over 2 years ago Kev and I were booking our way up to Daybro Queensland, from Victoria "BMW - style". Traveling through some nasty weather as I recall, to attend a Horizons Unlimited Adventure Travelers meeting. All fresh and "gung-ho", little did we know that we would be meeting life changing strangers. This motley gathering of adventurers, warmly welcomed us into the 2 wheeled adventurous lifestyle, and at the same time literally scared the holy crap out of us! Like new sponges we soaked in all we could from the season travelers and felt comforted by their enthusiasm, even though deep down we were slightly panicked! Two couples in particular have had a keen impact on our travels and are staying in the area….so we had to visit! Ken and Carol Duvall, from Brisbane Australia traveling by bike for 6 years, and Simon and Lisa Thomas, from England traveling by bike for 10! It was absolutely fabulous to see their bronzed smiling faces again, share glories, frustrations and generally just "shoot the shit"!
We could have have easily stayed longer within the warm comforts of this friendly grotto visiting with old friends and learning about life experiences of new friends.