Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fast Moving Days

I've crossed through four Mexican States in the last week alone! Zacatecas, a gold- and silver-mining district, Aguascalientes, a thermal region though I found no hot springs, Jalisco big into dairy farming, and now Guanajuato. Fast going, but still difficult to find paths other than the major highways. It´s amazing how little people know about their surrounding lands... if they go anywhere, it's in their shiny pickup or fully equipped SUV and to the highway as quickly as possible. I'm still bushwhacking to avoid the traffic, but well rewarded for the effort. No sooner did I mention the lack of clouds, clouds appeared. A palpable sense of humidity in the air. Nice. Greener, too, more trees, fewer cacti, many more bodies of water. I like the change. Despite the greater number of villages, I still seem to have to walk long days... with an average of closer to 40 km per day than the 30 I was striving for. Ah well, it keeps me busy =)

3 comments:

ksam said...

Glad to see your post!! Thought of you when I woke up this morning...with slight concern...as it's been a while since we'd heard from you. Buen Camino!

Pilgrim Nell said...

Wishing you a very Happy New Year and more trails and less bushwhacking as you walk into 2011!

Seth DeMoor said...

Sounds great Ann! I'm in Wisconsin now gathering more stories for OneBillionStories.com
Keep going! You're doing great. I can't wait to hear some stories once you're back. Pray for me as I will for you. SJD