September 15, 2014
... Mision de San Jose with it's generous host and owner, Pepe. I had met some truly kind-hearted and friendly people in this little town by the sea of 10000 souls. Thank you, Pepe, for making my 5 days in your town most enoyable and memorable! I will visit again...
Lori and I left the hotel around 9 am, by accident. Actually, it was 10 am in Puerta Vallarta. The plan was to leave San Blas at 10 am, which meant 11 am PV time. Later, we realized, that time would've been too late for Lori to catch her flight.
On our way to the airport, shortly before Sayulita, we spotted Felipe and Silvana, who where on their way to Guadalajara. It was pure coincidence. They came out of a side street, just as we rode by on the main road. They followed us, and I pulled over at a gas station. We took a few pics with Felipes camera. Lori and I continued to the airport and arrived at 13.00 on the dot with plenty of time to spare.
I escorted her to the departure terminal and waved her good-bye.
Then, I rode back through Puerto Vallarta and headed East. The weather was hot at first, the terrain flat. After a few miles, the road started twisting up in to higher elevation. It started to sprinkle at first, but that turned in to full blown showers very quickly. I didn't even have time to pull my rain gear out. The temperature dropped as I climbed higher and higher. My Delorme read 7000 feet elevation. The road was slick and water was running down the asphalt. Here and there laid a boulder on the road, which I had to dodge. I was soaking wet and shivering. Then it stopped raining, the sun came out. I felt warm again. But that didn't last long. In a town called, Mascota, it started to pour out of buckets. I finally put my rain gear on. Too late. I was wet and cold to the bones already.
I kept on riding. Luckily, I dropped down to lower elevation and passed through some non-descriptive farm towns. Corn fields as far as the eye could see. The sun started to fall toward the horizon, which meant, I had to find a place to sleep. Not much to choose from. In a town, Villa Corona, I found what seemed to be the only hotel in town, Hotel Gesa. Small room, 2 beds, hot shower, and I was able park my bike right in front of my door. Great. Internet worked, but I wasn't able to upload pics. Too slow. Had 2 Coronas and called it a night early. Damn bugs...
Weather: Colder, wet and wetter.
Mood: disappointed There is a chance, I will not be able to finish my adventure.