Supplemental update – We made it in to Guatemala today at 3.30pm local time.
The blockades were there but it was more of a slalom course at one and 10 peso fee at the other. Great drive down from 2500m back to jungle, heat and sun. Beautiful views of the Guatemalan mountains in the distance.
Hanna no longer has a leaking gearbox – I can’t tell you how chuffed I am with that. She accelerates up minor gradients, a previously unheard of type of behaviour.
Great to be moving again.
The one moment was in between Mexico and Guatemalan borders Hanna failed to start – right in no man’s land on an up-hill incline with us blocking the way through to customs. We had to roll backwards and then be pushed over the massive tope to glide ‘gracefully’ in to restricted parking outside Mexican Aduana. You just gotta larf ain’t you?
So we did all the paperwork first, let her cool down, then with half the world watching and all digits crossed – she thankfully started and we passed through in to the beautiful mountains and jungle of Guatemala.
More soon, just wanted to update.
Mark and Sas x