The Heat is Hot in Campeche


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The Mexican State of Campeche is hot. It reminded me of home. Even the flat endless terrain reminded of the Aussie Outback minus the desert sections. For the most part I had the wind behind me so I could make some good miles everyday. The disadvantage was the lack of wind in my face failed to cool me down.

After several days of extreme heat and an inability to eat any tucker I gorged myself at the first restaurant I found in Campeche. I ate so much I was as full as a centipede’s sock drawer. Can’t get any fuller than that.

Campeche was a nice enough seaside town. It is a walled city that somehow reminded me of some of the medina’s in Morocco or  the walled city of Quebec City in Canada. It was visually nice to be walking around the town in the peace and calm of the morning or as the sun was setting in the evening.

My time in Campeche was just long enough to rest and plan the next couple of days cycling to the Yucatan town of Merida.

Nice quiet campsite
This Fox visited my campsite around sunset
Anybody know why these boxes are in the trees? They were everywhere
It’s getting hot. 44.2C
Resting at a bus stop in the extreme heat
I had to make a repair on my tyre as I had a badly split sidewall. I can’t sew, I hope this works. Less than 1000km then I’ll have a new tyre waiting for me.
The fishing vessels of the coastal town of Champoton
and the nice sunset
Riding the coastal road between Champoton and Campeche
The statue on the way into Campeche
Street art
Historic Streets
The walls of Campeche
one of the entrances to the city
A typical afternoon in the plaza

Next : Uxmal and Kabah

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Brad is an Australian who has completed the hiking Triple Crown after he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, Continental Divide Trail and Appalachian Trail. He has hiked on every continent (except Antarctica) and has cycled from Alaska to Ecuador. He is an expert on outdoor gear currently living in Chile.

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8 thoughts on “The Heat is Hot in Campeche”

  1. I bet those boxes are beehives. They do elevated beehives in Ethiopia also.

    By the way, I’m starting the PCT in six days!

    • I thought they were bee hives, never knew they put them in trees. Good luck in the PCT, it is my favourite hike, have fun in the desert.

    • I initially thought that but I’ve never seen them hung in a tree, maybe there are some honey or bee eating animals that can’t climb trees.


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