Pinturas

The principal goal of the adventure was to go see the cave paintings in the canyon in the mountains. They are well hidden in the nearest place to nowhere. Bad, bad road to squalid mountain village with bits of goat hanging from the washing lines.

Your to goat to be true Can't take my eyes of  you.

Your to goat to be true
Can’t take my eyes of you.

Beam down on me Baby. We've always been together

Beam down on me Baby.
We’ve always been together

She was just 17

She was just 17

5 hour mule ride down very, very, very steep track down into the canyon. It is terrifying.

Check out the videos:

http://youtu.be/9t63dbKE9KA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spQY2FbCUtM

I don't like sponge cake

I don’t like sponge cake

Yay! Manuel. He sure knows mules

Yay! Manuel. He sure knows mules

Sausages

Sausages

Breakfast - Tortillas and Coffee

Breakfast – Tortillas and Coffee

Sleep out all night with saddle as pillow before scrambling up the canyon side to get into the caves.

Old

Old

Mene mene tekel upharsin

Mene mene tekel upharsin

IMG_0310

No change for thousands of years

Two of my sons

Two of my sons

Rouge et Noir

Rouge et Noir

This is not a trip for the fainthearted. No, “Have you ridden a mule before?” nor “Here is your safety equipment.” nor, “I’d like to explain our evacuation plan if you fracture your skull falling off the mule on the way down.” nor, “This is the camp site with hot showers and counseling.”

We saw 6 other people during the whole trip.  Do this trip. The paintings are stunning.

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2 Responses to Pinturas

  1. Alan says:

    Looks like a lot of fun and pleased to see old Muffin again. Today’s kids just don’t have the opportunities we did. Please say Happy Birthday to Ben for me, I don’t have an email address for him.

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