Woke up in our quiet free lakeside camping location looking forward to a short day's cycling to the Mayan ruins at Tikal.
8km to the town of El Remate firstly on paved, back to dirt, the back again on asphalt.
After an expensive coffee, we decided to kill time by visiting another archaeological site 2km south at Ixlu. It took somr time to locate and turned out to be a bit of a disappointment.
We needed to delay cycling in order not to arrive at Tikal before 3pm so that we could buy a ticket for the next day which would also allow us to see the temples that evening too.
The heat built up and up: we set of!
10km in I developed another puncture. "it's my birthday and I'll cry if I want to" but Tadek made me change it myself!!!
Passed the gates for the national park snd ruins at 15:30 and had another 17km to reach the camping sites.
Pitched the tent, quick change then a quick march to the main temples ad it was fast approaching darkness.
Head torches to get back then a couple of overpriced beers and some crisps for my swanky bday dinner.