But again...what a drive!
We went for a walk around the place we had camped at the night before. It's a really nice spot.
Kevin, at the cabanas place where we stayed near Guachochi.
Ruth, at another viewpoint at the cabanas place.
The road out was a little muddy.
We had quite a bit of rain overnight. And some hail! And, it wasn't very warm, with the temperature no higher than 10C (50F) all day, and around freezing at night. We left at around 10:15am and the road out was still pretty wet.
Very little traffic the whole way.
Threatening skies. We did in fact get a little more rain, but nothing bad.
Let the curves begin!
Sherman, enjoying the view.
Just gotta take it slow and enjoy the views!
Many people say they don't enjoy driving on mountain roads, but I love it. The only thing I don't like is when people are rushed and they're right on your tail. I don't care though, I simply drive slowly. Sherman's front brakes heat up pretty quickly, so on the steep downhill sections, and I drop the transmission into first gear and I hardly have to touch the brakes. Of course this also means I'm going between 15 and 25 mph.
Fortunately, there was hardly any traffic on the road!
At last there are guard rails...in most places.
A few hairpin turns.
Lunch stop at the bottom. Can you see Sherman? (You can click on any photo to enlarge it.)
See the bus? That's our road up ahead.
No guardrail here!
Dark clouds, but no rain at this point.
Like I said, not much traffic.
There was about 80 kms (50 miles) of this.
There's our road down below.
Okay. Seen enough? We have lots more...but that's enough!
As we got closer to Creel, the land flattened out a bit and there's an actual lake. Could be anywhere in Canada!
The sign for the Hotel Villa Mexicana.
We pulled in to the Hotel Villa Mexicana. This lodge actually used to be a KOA campground, complete with full hookups and even those little KOA camping cabins. Now, with very few RV'ers ever coming this way the campground is not in very good shape, although the lodge and other facilities are very nice. And, they have a great wi-fi connection!
For RVs, they charge by the person at 100 pesos ($8.20 CDN) per night for full hookups. That's if you can find a site where the full hookups still actually work. The water lines all appear to be non functional, probably as a result of the freezing temperatures here they have all been broken. We'll show you some pics of the place in tomorrows post.
We didn't want electricity so they gave us a price of 120 pesos ($9.84 CDN) per night for the two of us. Included in that, they gave us a key to one of the camping cabins so that we could have a hot shower!
The sun is shining today (yay!) so we're off to explore the town.