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”
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Panama Red – Panama City, Panama
Buying weed in the back alleys of Panama City is not for the faint hearted. But the fabled Panama Red, one of the first ‘name brands’ of dope, beckoned. So the first thing you do in Panama City is look to score.
10 March – 16 March Through the Canal and on to PortoBello
Through the Panama Canal to Colon and the Caribbean. Anchored in Porto Bello.
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”
Lost city of the White Monkey God
Met a mysterious stranger in a dimly-lit bar in San Pedro Sula. After a few beers he confided in me, “You ever hear of the Lost City of the White Monkey God?”
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”
After a few days of R&R in Palenque I set out to ride over the Chiapas Highlands to San Cristobal de las Casas, about 160 kms on the map. How hard could it be?
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”