The Hummingbird Highway…

March 18, 2011

Our whole reason for first heading south down the coastal road was to eventually hit up the Hummingbird Highway and ride the north westerly direction on it.  As it is fully paved now, we were rewarded with a good day and a half ride, through beautiful, hilly terrain.  Belize’s greenery casts dramatic views along the way and each curve and sweeping hill afforded our legs to work back into the shape we need them in for the Guatemala highlands.

 

Greenery at it's finest...

The whole place smells like citrus, with orange trees lining the roadside...

We were constantly passed and waved at by huge trucks carrying the fruit here and there. Shown here is one of the loading stations situated at the edge of an orchard...

Kurt waits while I dry off after a swim...

And just to keep it realistic... unfortunately, even in the most prettiest of places, there is never a shortage of human generated trash, waiting to be burned for disposal...

Wanting to ease our bodies back into the constant sun, we took many breaks throughout the day. At one place we found some checkers to occupy our time...

All that hard thinking prevailed, as Kurt's last double jump really did me in...

The whole town gathered round for this match, so naturally we stopped in the shade to catch a few minutes as well...

Those emerald hills and painted sky were there around every bend, making for an excellent day of riding...

 

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