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Mar 17, 2012 - Barranca del Cobre,Creel, Chihuahua

Partons à 7h30 par taxi, que nous avions réservé via le camping, pour se rendre à la gare dont le train doit arriver vers 8h. Il y a toujours des retards sur ce train. Finalement l'arrivée du train en provenance de Los Mochis, se fait vers 8h45. Il y a beaucoup de passagers qui attendent car cette destination est très populaire. Nous devons être une centaine. Je suis agréablement surprise de voir tant de gens car l'endroit (la gare) est très isolé de la ville de El Fuerte. Avons aussi réservé le taxi pour le retour qui sera dans 3 jours car...

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Mexique-2011-2012

Nov 29, 2010 - Creel

Creel! Ich hab mich auf den ersten Moment in diesen Ort verliebt.. vielleicht weil er etwas Oesterreichisches hat. Creel ist ein 5000 Einwohner Bergdorf auf 2338 Metern ueber dem Meer. Hier merkt man wirklich das es schon fast Dezember ist (das erste was ich mir gekauft habe war eine peruanische Wollmuetze) und der Gedanke, dass in einem Monat Weihnachten ist wirkt nicht mehr ganz so bizarr wie am Pazifik, wo die Weihnachtsmaenner bei 25ºC am Hausdach winken. Wir haben uns ein Zimmer um 250 Pesos genommen und es ist sein Geld allemal Wert!...

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Nov 26, 2010 - Last day in Culiacan

Letzter Tag in der Notaufnahme.. und er war sehr bezeichnend fuer das vergangene Monat. Um 7 in der Frueh war tote Hose, eine Patientin mit Kopfschmerzen und sonst nichts. Das hat sich bis nach der taeglichen "clase" (heute: der EVC - enfermedad vascular cerebral, oder auch Schlaganfall) aber schnell geaendert, es waren dann doch ein paar Patienten, und mindestens eine kritisch (St.p. Trauma). Gegen 1 Uhr Mittags wars dann wieder ruhiger, und wir konnten die Zeit fuer einen feierlichen Abschied von allen nutzen, das inkludiert natuerlich...

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Nov 9, 2010 - back up to the rim

After breakfast, we got loaded up and rode for 5 hours back to Creel. We had a sandwich with their good bread, some cheese, and a mystery meat with no flavor. That’s okay though because of all the heavy meals we’ve had so far – we all felt we would eat dinner tonight! Where we stopped was off the main road by a creek or river. Two girls came down from their home, the older one carrying baskets she made herself. The younger one was too shy to cross the creek to join us. Many of us bought a basket or two and gave her our uneaten sandwiches....

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Nov 6, 2010 - a long train ride!

We met outside our RVs at 5 AM in order to take a bus to the train station and be on the Chepe train hen it left the station at 6! Everyone sang Happy Birthday to me and I was given a card that was signed by everyone – how nice! We saw some pretty poor housing conditions along the way. Women swept the dirt off their dirt yards and wet them down while the men went off to work on the commercial farms nearby. We stopped in a few towns and more people got on at each station until the train got quite full. We had breakfast and lunch on the train...

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Mar 28, 2010 - Copper Canyon

We decided to treat ourselves to a vacation away from Blue Aweigh. It may sound funny, but just as on land, it’s nice to change your environment from time to time. Because of the logistics of getting there and the many destinations, we booked through a travel agency that had everything from trains and transfers to rooms and meals all pre-arranged for us. Am I glad we did. From Mazatlan, we took a bus for about 6 hours to El Fuerte, home of Zorro. Yes, he really existed and the beautiful historic hotel where we stayed has a guy come out...

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Tales of Blue Aweigh

Mar 28, 2010 - Creel - Copper Canyon

March 23, 2010 2 degrees out this morning. Not in the desert anymore. I wonder if I’ll see snow today. Long johns – everywhere I have ridden they are the best tool I have ever brought. Compact size, about the size of my fist, light and best off all - warm. Shitty room last night. Hot water though. ‘Aguas Calientes’ the sign said. Fuck yeah. They had satalite TV also. Spanish. Oh man it was a cold start. It’s about 10:30 and Im still freezing. I left at 7:30. I don’t think I’ll get to Creel for another 4-5 hours. It’s about 110kms from...

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Mar 23, 2010 - Copper Canyon, Mexico

March 22, 2010 Today I drove south east from Bahia de Kino to a small town called Yecora. I am on my way to Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon). It’s a series of more than 20 canyons that all comprise a region that’s 4 times larger than the Grand Canyon and in several parts it’s much deeper. Tomorrow I will head to a village called Creel. I will use this as a base to explore the canyon. I am going to have to put on my knobbies. That will give me something to do tomorrow afternoon. I should be in Creel by 1:00. This area I very popular with...

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Mar 11, 2010 - Copper Canyon; March 11-13!

Our Copper Canyon tour was arranged by Bill Trimble, billtrimble@prodigy.net.mx, who lives in El Fuerte and at one time had the El Fuerte RV Park in town, which is now closed. He does, however, still set up tours and came highly recommended by some folks we met in San Blas. We communicated by email and no money exchanged hands until he visited us the day before our scheduled departure. His method of doing business is very casual and laid back but the arrangements, from a driver picking us up the next morning for the train station, to hotel...

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Nov 18, 2009 - San Buenaventure to Creel, Chihuahua, Mexico

The road to Creel just keeps getting better all the way. You are constantly climbing and the landscape changes from desert to high plains grasslands to pine forest. Creel itself is at about 7,700ft and the road is a dream on a motorcycle as it is continuously twisty pavement. We arrived in Creel by early afternoon. It is much bigger than I imagined. I was thinking village rather than a bustling little town. Creel is a gateway to the Copper Canyon and a stop for the famous train that winds its way through the canyon from Chihuahua to Los...

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Feb 19, 2008 - Exploring The Copper Canyonsl

After a delicious breakfast of real Spanish omelet, we embarked on our group tour of Creel and treasures unknown. Edgar, our young leader had been replaced for the day with an equally charming guide who was quite knowledgeable about the Tarahumara. According to Victor, the Tarahumara are subsidized by the government - a small price to pay, since they had been forced by the government onto these rather beautiful, but inhospitable lands at an earlier time in history. Sounds almost like American history. Sadly (from our perspective), the...

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Feb 6, 2008 - Copper Canyon Tour - Day 1

Because Bill Trimble, the campground owner, was away on a trip to the state capital yesterday, we were uncertain about our Copper Canyon plans today. But Trini, Bill’s number one assistant and dog sitter, stopped by last night and reassured us that everything would be OK for our trip. Bill showed up at 7:00 this morning and after a couple of phone calls confirmed that we were ready to go. At about 7:40 we said goodbye to Arnie and jumped into Jose’s Taxi for the ten minute drive to the train station. All we knew for sure at this point was...

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