It’s time to go. I’m ready to leave Central America and move on to South America.
The landscape has become familiar and a bit boring. Traveling along the Pan-American Highway through Panama is much like Interstate Highway travel in the USA. It is functional and rarely is there a vista.
Unfortunately, you can’t take an effective nap while pedaling and let the distance melt away.
To avoid becoming completely mind numb, we started absurdly naming roadkill. For instance, today we came across a salmon, an opah, and a rainbow trout in various states of decay, from fresh to crispy, on the side of the road. Our naming scheme took on an element of surrealism when I had to duck to avoid getting hit by a swinging fish.
The fishermen along today’s stretch of road displayed an example of their catch by hanging it from a tree near their roadside stall and swinging it out into traffic to attract attention. The ichthyological pendulum reminded me of a quote attributed to Isaac Newton, providing a cure for the lack of inspiration today.
Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation. – Isaac Newton