500,000 bottles of sparkling wine mature in this section of the underground cellars at Cricova Winery just north of Chisinau, Moldova. Photo taken December 3, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Transnistria. The country that doesn't exist!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A change of scenery for Sherman

We had such a quiet night parked up overlooking the canyon. A truly fantastic boondocking spot. We had hot chocolate and then breakfast, and then decided to walk the rim of the canyon here at Divisadero.

It's about 3 kms (1.8 miles) from the Divisadero viewing point along the rim to the cable car and activities center.

We were parked up about the half way point.

Sherman, parked up overlooking the Copper Canyon.

Because we were at the halfway point, we decided to walk back to Divisadero, then return to Sherman, then on to the cable car, then back to Sherman. Of course there are a lot of viewpoints along the way. And, because this is low season, there's hardly anybody around!

Some of the natives still live deep in the canyon.

The lookout area at Divisadero.

Kevin, on the suspension bridge.

Sherman, way off in the distance!

Ruth, hanging on for dear life!

Kevin, high above the canyon!

We made it to the cable car building. They have a viewing deck and a restaurant, and a glass floor that you can walk on that looks down into the canyon. Sure is a funny feeling doing that!

The restaurant viewing area.

Ruth was having a hard time taking that first step on to the glass floor until this lady grabbed her arm and walked out there with her. Too funny.

Now she's got the hang of it!

We spent some time chatting with these ladies who were visiting from Culiacan. They were a fun group!

We hiked back to Sherman and had lunch and a nap. Then, we moved from the best boondocking spot in the world. Why? Well, we wanted to do a hike into the canyon, but we didn't want to leave Sherman alone for that long of a time. And we had met a local guide, Roy, who had said that we could park at his place in the little village of Areponapuchi and that it's close to the trail going down into the canyon.

So we drove over there. One very (VERY!) rough section of road, about 300 meters, and then we had to make some effort to get level...but we're here! More pics tomorrow.

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22 comments:

  1. My butt was clenched there a couple of times. Especially over the glass floor. That suspension bridge might have made my head spin a little as well. Awesome scenery.
    A nap was definitely called for.

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    1. Both the suspension bridge and the glass floor had me for a bit. All it took was someone behind me on the bridge and someone's helpful arm on the glass floor to help me out after that I was fine.

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  2. Wow! Looks like you're having great weather, too!

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    1. The sky has been relatively clear but the temperatures are cool during the day and cold at night (at least at the freezing mark or slightly lower). During the day it is about 13C (55.4F), great hiking weather!

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  3. Creepy! Holy smokes, I am not sure I could do that!

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    1. Sometimes just a helping hand is all that is needed! It is funny how the brain reacts to certain things, it is all mind over matter.

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  4. I'm with Ruth, I'd be hanging on to that bridge for dear life too. Actually, I wouldn't even be on that bridge. Murphy follows me around too much... ;c)

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    1. Actually in this picture I was quite calm and relaxed and just looking at the beautiful scenery as this was my second venture over the bridge, the first time over I was grabbing at the wire and just a bit nervous!

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  5. All this in Mexico, it just can't be! This is stuff from a highly developed country :)

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    1. Some people would find this hard to believe, but Mexico isn't what most people conceive it to be! They need to come here and see it for themselves.

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  6. Incredible scenery and kudos to Ruth on the glass floor because my fear of heights includes climbing one step up a ladder or venturing onto a see-through/open staircase. I have to grip the railing and give myself a pep talk before taking a single step. Ugh!

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    1. I can't believe what the mind does to your head. We know these things are safe yet we have a hard time with them. I really had a hard time with the glass floor until that girl came up to me and grabbed on to me with her arm and just waltzed me out there and then I was pretty good with things when she left me. I can't believe how these things mess with your mind.

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  7. I think the purpose of a glass floor is to look DOWN, Ruth :)

    There's a similar thing at the Grand Canyon, where people drive dozens of miles and pay $50 or more to see it.

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    1. Believe it or not, I did look down after I was dragged out there on the arm of one of the girls there. Sometimes all I need is a helping hand!

      Yes, we have seen and read about that and there is no way we would pay $50 to do that, to us it just isn't worth it!

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  8. No for the bridge or glass floor for me, but the scenery is wonderful.

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    1. The scenery is spectacular here, that is for sure.

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  9. Not sure I could do the bridge, but the glass floor, yep. An I correct to assume that those blue shoes were for the glass?

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    1. I actually found the bridge much easier to do than the glass floor. Yes, the blue slippers are to protect the glass from scratches. You can put these over your shoes or you can go out in just sock feet.

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  10. that looks like an awesome trip, thanks for sharing!

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    1. This has definitely been an awesome trip. We can now take this off of our "Bucket List". The scenery here is fantastic. We highly recommend a visit here.

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