As Roxy healed up, I settled into town and life here.
I started walking Roxy…
Then I started riding her.
It took 6 weeks for the wound to completely heal, and 3 weeks for it to heal enough to ride. It’s luck and a blessing that nothing worse than this happened.
Here are some of the pics from October 2018. San Andres Itzapa, and surroundings.
The weather here has been what I’ve been looking forward to the whole trip.
About 18-25c during the day, 10-18c at night. This is for October at 1800 metres elevation. The end of the rainy season is nearing, but right now it’s combined with hurricane season. Too much rain.
In November it starts to dry up, but the nights get cooler as well. A north wind called “el norte” blows in from November to January. Nights close to freezing at times. By February things start to warm up, by April or May it can get up to 30c at times during the day. The onset of the rainy season, usually in June, brings down the daytime highs quite a bit.
Guatemala’s catchphrase is
At elevations above 1500m, it pretty much always seems that way…
A few projects that I am involved in:
1. Expanded workshop and demonstration center at Maya Pedal.
2. Additions to the Maya Pedal Hostel.
3. First steps towards an English Language School.
4. Future location for a horse endurance race.
5. Getting ready to start writing my book about my trip and the pedal powered machines of Maya Pedal.
I will write about each of these in the coming months.
I encourage all of you to come visit and get your hands dirty in any of these projects!