Some pictures from the motel we stayed in last night in Esquilinta, Guatamala. Charming but pretty rustic - unless you really like cold water showers.
Well, today kind of went as we thought it would. We rode for about 75 minutes to the Guatamala/ El Salvador border. That portion of the ride actually reminded me of riding in Wisconsin on a very warm day. A lot of agricultural scenery and tree lined roads. The mountains were much shorter but very present. I said it would be just like Wisconsin if you added rolling hills, corn crops, and the occasional whiff of cow crap.
Then we got to the border....
I can’t be disappointed because it went like we were told it would. It took 5 hours for all of us to clear. The most bothersome part is just how silly the bureaucracy is. I'm not going to waste your time time describing it but it could be done in an hour - easy :-)
Today was a short ride, but a long time crossing the border into El Salvador. A major tip of the hat to Sharrell White Atkins for scoring a nice place in the middle of nowhere in El Salvador. Believe it or not we are at a "beach resort" that requires a wristband.
It is actually on the river but about a 5 minute walk to the Pacific. The beach isn't very inviting but very interesting.
The odometer shows we have gone 2,244 miles so far. Tomorrow will be a beating as we have a long ride starting at 7am to the Honduras border. We will cross and see how far we get. We expect to be riding 5-6 hours tomorrow. Today we finally hit the muggy heat that we expected. My sweat was sweating, but the pool felt nice.