After my exertions driving over from Batopilas, I luxuriate.
Luis and Teresa’s garden is on the bank of the Urique River, which abounds in small trout, black headed vultures and great blue herons hang around the banks. The garden is full of beautiful flowers, fruit and cacti.
Teresa cooks me breakfast and dinner over a wood fire. She squeezes liters of fresh passion fruit and grapefruit juice. She washes and presses my rancid clothes, whilst Luis cleans my truck. I did not ask – they suggested.
Anyway feeling unco happy, Luis takes me to see Pepe the welder. He fixes up my exhaust pipe no problem but for some reason disconnects the negative battery lead.
Things go badly wrong. Disconnecting the lead upsets the engine computer. Upset? She is enraged!
The motor starts with difficulty but cuts out at low revs. It will not idle. Oh dear. With my usual optimism I feel it will be alright in the morning; strangely it is not. I suppose electronic systems do not just get better by themselves. Hmmm? Urique is the wrong place to get your engine computer control system reset.