25 – 28 March Passage to Colombia

After an amazing sail through the San Blas Islands we headed northeast, across the Gulf of Darien, toward South America and the fortress-city of Cartagena. 25 Mach, Friday                     At sea in the Golfo de Darien Weighed anchor at 8.20 and headed off towards Cartagena, Colombia, South America. Perfect sailing weather, wind 15 – 20 knotsContinue reading “25 – 28 March Passage to Colombia”

28 February – 15 March – The Canal Zone

Panama, Porto Bello and The Panama Canal 28 February, Monday                        Panama City, Panama Up early, packed and hit El Camino to Panama. Drove by houses that looked increasingly more like the USA than indigenous Panamanian architecture. Pretty soon we passed that invisible line and we were in the Canal Zone. Back in the USA. RealContinue reading “28 February – 15 March – The Canal Zone”

13 – 17 January: Into the tropical lowlands and the Mar Caribe

After a great time in Panahachel, I stayed a few days in Guatemala City where I took care of business – mostly visas for further south. Then I got on my bike again and headed out of the mountains down into the lush Rio Motagua valley and Quiriqua 13 Enero, Jueves                                Quirigua I woke upContinue reading “13 – 17 January: Into the tropical lowlands and the Mar Caribe”

Oaxacan Spears – San Cristobal de las Casas

I had to ride up into to the highlands of Chiapas to track down the fabled Oaxacan Spears. I’d heard legends for years, of course, but they never seemed to filter up above the border. Oaxacan Spears are entire flower tops, or collas, maybe 8 – 10 inches long and as thick as a hotContinue reading “Oaxacan Spears – San Cristobal de las Casas”

Magic Mushrooms – Palenque, Chiapas

Magic Mushrooms (Psilocybe cubensis) thrive in the lush pastures around Palenque. Creole cattle graze the rich grasses and transform the fodder into nutrient-rich soft, squishy manure. Every morning, especially after a rain, a fresh crop of Magic Mushrooms blooms out of the shit. Psilocybin mushrooms were everywhere. The pasture across from Mayabel was perfect. YouContinue reading “Magic Mushrooms – Palenque, Chiapas”

Mayan Green – Tulum, Quintana Roo

The dope improved markedly across the Yucatan Channel on the beaches of Quintana Roo. Fresh green, sticky buds, very potent. Highly aromatic with a sweet, almost fruity smell. Only a few little white seeds in the buds, a sure sign of freshness. You could squeeze the bud between your fingers and it would stick toContinue reading “Mayan Green – Tulum, Quintana Roo”