Mar 27, 2017

Odds, Ends, and Others... Leaving Campeche and the Yucatán

We don't take pictures,
pictures take us.

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Campeche was a great place for Mike to train for his first Ironman. 
We are about to leave Campeche and the Yucatan where we had a blast.  Returning to our boat Dejala and beyond.  The following are pictures taken over the last three months...  Enjoy.

Mar 26, 2017

From ‘Ring of Fire’ to ‘Ring of Water’

I travel light.
But not at the same speed.

Jarod Kintz

Surreal world of Rio Secreto, a 12,730-meter cave (7.9 miles) with crystal clear water. 
All pictures from Rio Secreto photographers as no one is allowed to take pictures
About 200 million years ago, the Yucatán Peninsula was located near where northern Africa is today.  For many years, it was covered by the sea, emerging from it some 13 million years ago.  It is a shelf composed of a flat stone layer known to the Mayas as chaltun that many nickname a ‘Stone Sponge’.

Mar 20, 2017

Ironman 70.3 Campeche

The cure for anything is salt water -
tears,
sweat,
or the sea.

Isak Dinesen

Closing ceremony – Nikki had to be there
Mike just finished his very first Ironman 70.3 in Campeche Mexico this Sunday March 19th, 2017.  After five months of preparation he made it to the finish line ‘alive’.

Mar 17, 2017

Having a Bone to Pick… Or Not…

Attract what you expect
Reflect what you desire
Become what you respect
Mirror what you admire


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Pomuch - small ossuary with newer bones
Pomuch cemetery is filled with colorful niches or osarios (ossuaries) rather than conventional tombs.  Many are stacked haphazardly, even precariously in some cases. 

Mar 16, 2017

Ex-Haciendas, A Look Behind the Scene

Great things never came from comfort zones.

Roy T. Bennett

Repairing the plaster/adobe outside the workshop storage area of Yaxcopoil
Following our pleasant discoveries of some of Colima’s ex-haciendas extensive history in 2013, we visited a tiny fraction (6) of the nearly 200 ex-haciendas in the states of Campeche and Yucatán.