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Old 01-26-2013, 05:36 AM   #197
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Salina Cruz to Tuxtla

From Salina Cruz to Tuxtla, we crossed the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, or the narrowest band of land between the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean. It's known for its high winds, blowing generally from the north. During our ride, the wind was approximately 35-45 mph...the gusts blew us around in our lane, but we had ridden in worst!



Through this area, there are wind turbine farms that stretch for miles.



We took a break behind a single hill that provided shelter from the relentless wind. In the background the turbines are at work.



In the lee of this hill, a vacuum is created that attracts lots of airborne debris...some of which is caught in the bushes. Though there is trash seen on the ground in Mexico, this was a bizarre sight. The urban dictionary has a term for plastic bags caught in trees...they're known as "baggie birds".



This was quite a flock!



We've reached the State of Chiapas



The City of Tuxtla is our stop for the night. We'll have a full moon tonight. Friday night in the Jardín de la Marimba...the park was rockin'!



Slicing off pieces of al pastor is a treat...spit grilled pork is quite tasty.



On our walk back to the hotel, we passed the Cathedral de San Marcos where images were being projected onto its white facade.

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