Day 85 – Marco woke up early and left us asleep in the BMW in the back of the truck, the speed bumps had us head butting the ceiling a few times. We were dropped off at the border around mid day, a good hour was spent walking in ridiculous heat amidst the soundest bunch […]
Day 85 - Marco woke up early and left us asleep in the BMW in the back of the truck, the speed bumps had us head butting the ceiling a few times. We were dropped off at the border around mid day, a good hour was spent walking in ridiculous heat amidst the soundest bunch of border rats ever encountered, sweat streaming from every pore. Major angst crept in regarding catching the England match...approaching the border there was the inevitable kerfuffle. Strangely we drove straight through the Mexican border without getting stamped, hence the issue. There was no needless drama this time...just a relaxed conversation on how best to sort it. A trip to the El Banco in town and $30 was all it took. During all this I took a quick look at the TV in the waiting room, the England game was about kick off...Caroline bless her had a serious case of hot and bothered-ness, I was concerned about only one thing...the match!. Drenched in sweat, laden with heavy rucksacks, the last thing Caroline wanted to do was traipse round an unfamiliar town looking for the match...totally fair enough. We hadn't eaten for 20hrs or so, had only a $5 note to sate us. Health became a priority...water and a packet of crisps was sorted. As we sat in the shade I heard the faint sound of a footy match coming from a TV, a sports shop over the road had it on, I was over there in a flash...my Greek God had provided.
The result was gutting, as a unit I think Hodgeson had us in good shape, we were definitely the more competent team. Despite a weary defence, Suarez is a very special player. He's half fly, half human...he has the ability to anticipate the passage of play almost 5 seconds before it's happened. I've studied the Freddy Mercury doppelgänger... The way his head and eyes flick about focused on everything, then his positioning to utilise what he visioned is freaky. With a player like that you can only hold your hands up and enjoy. Well done.
Immense rains and flooding accompanied our crossover into Guatemala...it's taken 8 days non-stop to cover 5000km. We needed a rest.
What a contrast and what a fascinating place Ayutla is. An amazing shower, change of clothes and dumping of the bags was such a relief...took a stroll about, had some dinner, took in the feel of the place then hit the hay with pure joy. What a gruelling 5 days it has been.