Thursday, November 8, 2012

Taking A Hike In Mexico

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This hike was actually a two day adventure.  Judy had read about some petroglyphs in the area and Dennis and I set out to find them.

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We first met Dennis and Helene on that beach in San Blas and visited them at their home in Quebec on our way back from our trip in Eastern Canada a year ago.

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Part of this coast is volcanic rock with offshore islands that I have explored in my kayak.

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Here is a volcanic crater with banana trees on the far side.

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We have seen many of these in Mexico, as well as many other kinds of fruit.

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Our second day of searching led us to this almost dry river canyon.

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Here is where we found a hundred or so beautiful petroglyphs.

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Here is also where we saw our first Coatamundi, a ring tail animal that we occasionally see in Mexico.

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The articles seen above and the coins below are religious tokens left by local indigenous people that still keep old traditions alive all over remote Mexico.

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We came upon this small village which had two very small but nice churches.

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This is only a three day ride from the U.S. border.

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The view toward the coast was beautiful.

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