The overall Copper Canyon system is larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but is actually made up of six distinct canyons. Urique Canyon is the deepest of those at 1,879 meters (6,200 ft) and the primary reason I came to Cerocahui was to hike around it. Our hike began at the top … More Urique
Early one morning we hiked a few kms from town to a small waterfall. Nothing very strenuous, but interesting to see the different communities and begin to get a perspective on what it might be like to live in an area like this. Wouldn’t be my first choice as a place to live, but the … More Walkabout
“This is Mexico” he bellowed before breaking into a belly aching laugh that came from his toes. He being Alberta, the owner of Hotel Jade where I was staying. Some places are good for the heart and this was one of them. I came to the town of Ceracahui for 1 night and stayed far … More Ceracahui, good for the heart
The Chihuahua Pacifico Railroad or as it more commoningly known Chepe, or the Copper Canyon Train is quite remarkable. The idea for this train line began in 1861 with a man called Albert Kinsey Owen. After years of canvassing for support he gained funding and construction began after 1879. Work was conducted in various stages … More Choo choo, fun time on the tracks
Thought it might be time for abit of a map to give you a sense of where I am. While I have been having a great time on the beaches and waters of Baja, I know that I have only had a glimpse of what this part of Mexico can offer. I have just finished … More Time to leave the beach
I didn’t intend on buying myself a Christmas present this year, but I changed my mind! I was having dinner on my last night in La Ventana and talking to some people at the table when somebody mentioned Whalesharks. My ears pricked up…… I didn’t realise they are in this part of Mexico. How the … More You can only plan for so much!
Let me think of one word to describe my days at La Ventana……. blissful! This area is popular with kiteboarders and windsurfers and my original idea when coming here was to try windsurfing. The weather had other plans and there was no good wind so instead, mornings were for yoga and paddleboarding and the afternoons … More The simple life……..
The bus journey here proved a bit of a mission, inclusive of 2 hours walking around the the town of La Paz with pigeon spanish and dictionary looking for a bus stop. But I got here, La Ventana and woke up to this. I have just finished a great yoga class. No better way to … More Chilling out
I mentioned the reason I have come to Mexico is go see Copper Canon, however as always there’s no fun in going directly there so I am in Baja California for some beach time first. My days here in Cabo San Lucas have been very simple and generally horizontal. Not sure there is a much nicer … More Back to the beach