T – Off to visit the famous Palenque ruins today. And boy were they beautiful. Maybe not as good as the ruins at Tonina, and that could simply be put down to the sheer numbers of people here at Palenque, but still impressive. Massive pyramids and crumbling buildings from 600AD were plentiful and we spent a few hours wandering amongst them.
Our path from there took us back past Palenque and onwards in a northerly direction. The ride was pretty boring. Probably our most boring in 8 months. The road cut straight and flat along a very busy highway. But eventually we made it to our destination for the night, Escarcega.
We did have one spot where we thought we would get off of the highway for a spell in the shade. Upon dropping Mabel off of the blacktop and onto the grass I quickly found that there was nothing underfoot but wet muddy bog. Mabel quickly sunk up to her back axle. We heaved and sweated and eventually dragged her fat bottom out of the bind and onto harder ground.
We found a cheap hotel for the night in this dusty working town and had a tasty torta for dinner before calling it a day.
Tomorrow we push ever onwards. Our next firm destination is the ruins of Chichen-Itza, one of the seven man made wonders of the world.