We had actually thought about stopping for the night around the half way mark, and we could have done so. But then we decided we would rather have that extra time to explore the Patzcuaro and Uruapan area because there's so much to see.
Yesterday's drive, 200 kms (124 miles)
The city of Zamora is famous for it's strawberry production.
All of the fields around the city are full of strawberry greenhouses.
Just after Zamora, there is a Mexico National Park. It's called Lago de Camecuaro. This is where we stopped for lunch and went for a walk around the lake. It's a really pretty spot. There's a large parking lot that would fit any size RV. GPS co-ordinates for the parking lot are 19.89998 -102.20608. You could easily park overnight here, but as I said earlier we decided to carry on.
This is an underground spring fed lake, and it's water is crystal clear.
There is a walking path around the lake, and lots of picnic tables.
You can rent a boat and paddle yourself around the lake.
Ruth, watching the boats go by.
The lake is surrounded by these huge ancient cypress trees.
GPS co-ordinates for the huge parking lot are 19.89998 -102.20608
Then we carried on another couple of hours to Lake Patzcuaro. Although there are several RV parks closer to the city of Patzcuaro, we found a couchsurfer host Jorge, who has a house on the west shore of the lake. He has just enough room in his driveway for Sherman to be tucked in to, and although we are 35 kms from the city, this will make a good base for exploring the area. Besides, Jorge has been living here for 20 years and knows the area well. And collectivo buses run right by the road outside so we can take public transportation into town.
The view out our side window this morning. The day is starting off cloudy!
Heading out to do some exploring today....not sure where to first though!