Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mazatlan March 1 2011

March 1 2011

And here we sit in the Marina in Mazatlan. It is now well into happy hour so this is where we say good by for a while. As soon as we get a weather window we will cross the Sea of Cortez 200 to 250 miles, where we will spend the next 2 or 3 months. Not much internet there so next blog entry might be a little while, hope fully not as long as in the last year

Steve & Linda
s/v Warren Peace

Mexico City tour feb 2011

Feb 20, 2011. We are all on the bus at 6:00 PM for a 16 hour ride to Mexico City. Mexico City is the 3rd largest city in the world, some where around 25 to 30 million people. Our first stop was the pyramids just outside of Mexico City also the 3rd largest in the world.

We stopped at the Pyramids on Sunday which is the only day of the week that the national people get free entrance to the park.

Only 10% of the area has been excavated.

This is the pyramid of the moon, smallest of the two pyramids.

And of course this is the largest pyramid of the sun.

Feb 21, 2011

A trip to Coyocan which means coyotes in spanish.

Mexico City was founded in the bottom of a valley. Originally it was an island in the middle of the lake. As populations grew they filled in the lake and drained the water. This area with the canels is in Coyocan.
One of the reseans Mexico City has so much trouble is the soil at the bottom of the lake is unstable and the as water is drained out it creates voids. Lots of older churchs are leaning several feet out of square.

Like anywhere in Mexico you can buy music, food, plants etc. on the channels.

canals in the Xochimilco area

Feb 22, 201

Look close at the building and you will see how much they are out of line.

Lots of catherdrales

Square in behind our hotel.

Palacio de Bellas Artes. Opera house

Feb 23 201

This was a bonus day. We did a tour of the Cacahuamipia caves 30 miniutes out of Taxco.
2 kilometer walkway through the caves. Heights were up to 80'. Great day, well worth the trip.

Side streets of Taxco

Cacahuamipla Caves

Our group heading into the caves

Linda and Lynn Greentree

Feb 24 2011

Street entertainment

Top of the Latin American building

city smog

Opera House from high up on the Latin American building. 37th floor

Anthropology museum in Mexico city

Some Artifacts you back to 2000BC.

Feb 25 2011

Pope visited in 1985

Basilica di Guadalupe

Look carefully at the church it is leaning out by several feet.

You can see the wall seperate but if you look at the right side of the picture part of the wall is leaning in by several feet.