Puerto Vallarta is a intriguing town to wonder around, but if you are going to gawk, be alert to where you walk. or you will find yourself doing the stub and stumble shuffle. Most of the sidewalks in the main tourist area are flat, smooth and well maintained. It is off the beaten path that your eyesight and agility are tested, especially at night.
As mentioned above, in the main tourist area the walkways are safe to navigate and wander, as evidenced by the last three pictures. Here one is able to be as graceful as one is able. A few steps with your favourite libation in hand and you are safe to navigate unscathed. If you follow the winding trail (small black stones embedded in cement) you are on your way safely.
Is makin’ me late
Is keepin’ me waiting.
As if we don’t have enough on our plate, what with Christmas just around the corner, packing for our trip to Mexico on January 11th, we have to have all our possessions packed and ready for the movers on January 6th, in preparation for our move to British Columbia next summer.
But we can do this. I am reminded of that fact every time I look outside at the 30 cm of snow and the -10c temps.
But here is just three of the reasons of many why this will come together.
Reason number two.
And reason number three.
I can practically smell the salt water from here!!!
Well, maybe not quite that far. But it is about 4000 kilometers far. All the way to the west coast of Canada. Just beyond the horizon. I know it is there because Maggie and I spent a month this past summer travelling the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. I fell in love with B.C., and Maggie is from Vancouver Island. The decision to head the wagons west next summer seemed like the next chapter in our love for exploring the great outdoors.
Someone once said if you set your horizon to far out, it becomes unobtainable, too close, and you face disappointment when you get there. Well, we have both been there, and the place worked its magic. I know that we have made the right decision. We are going to have the opportunity to meet new people, hike new trails and to just immerse ourselves in a new New Horizon.
The pictures below are just a few of the thousands we took. Please enjoy.
Kamloops Lake, B.C.
Thompson River south of Kamloops, B. C.
Sunwapta Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta.
Travelling down the Icefields Parkway
Athabasca Glacier, Columbia Icefield, B.C.
View from Sulphur Rdige, Miette Hot Spings, Jasper National Park.
Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta
En route to Vancouver island.
Haida totem poles, Capalano Suspension bridge park, B.C.
Grizzly Bear, Grouse Mountain, B.C.
Red cedar, Cathedral Grove, MacMillan Provincial Park, Vancouver Island.
Trail at Cathedral Grove, Vancouver Island, B.C.
Black bear on route to Sunpeaks, B.C.