We rode the windy tropical coastal highway through extremely dark tunnels, that presented heavily ridged pavement and no lighting. You could not tell if the bike was pulling from potholes or just uneven surfaces. It was so dark that your eyes were in shock trying to adjust, and actually did not fully adjust until you had almost exited the tunnel. I basically slowed down to a crawl, and prayed that a faster local vehicle would not enter when we were in the tunnel. The views from the coastal cliffs out over the Pacific were captivating and kept us engaged all the way to Playa San Blas.
We checked into our razor wired shielded hotel, and were happily greeted and directed where to park by the armed security there. We unloaded, ordered some food and crashed. What a crazy wonderful day…it is now 4pm.
By the way the the news reported that the quake registering 6.9. The epicenter was reported to be near Puerto Madero on the Pacific Coast in the southern Mexico sate of Chiapas. Most of the damage from this quake has been reported effecting the state of San Marcos in Guatemala, only 150 kms north west away from us! Unfortunately deaths were reported!