May 28, 2014

Oh how I miss the water .....

Spent the most exquisite day aboard the reproduction of ancient Aztec boats on the canal system. The sun was shining, the air was fresh, the people friendly, our guide superb, the scenery and atmosphere wondrous - what more could one ask. It was exactly what I needed! I would do it again and again in a minute. We punted up and down the canal enjoying the other boats we passed, waving madly and calling out Hola, clapping and laughing. Many boats came by selling their wares which was fun. We enjoyed Mexican corn - roasted on an open fire and smothered in butter (no chile for me thank you), all chipped in a few pesos for a boat of Mariachi's to serenade us while we swooned. Enjoyed the happiness of other boats full of people celebrating everything from Birthdays to Baptisms. The canal was full of colour, love, joy and fun. So typically Mexico. Some photos to share with you.

Ros - ready to board.  A little tricky since we had to make our way a few boats back and the decks were wet and slippery.  We made it with out incident.  YEAH!

Safely aboard and ready for take off.  Our traveling companions all from other Latin American Countries, all friendly and bilingual.

Lovely little houses along the way, available only by boat.

Enjoying hot roasted corn.

A woman on shore sweeping her humble home.

The green houses of Mexico city where most of the plants and flowers are grown.
Mariachi alert!  Let's have them serenade us!

Such beautiful music to my ears.

Our 12 year old 'boat driver' - already an expert at punting.

A stop and wander 'round one of the beautiful greenhouses.

Turning the boat around to head back to shore.

Thought they were from the Calgary Stampede.  :o)

Back to shore, passing one more tempting boat full or corn, tortillas etc.

I really didn't want to disembark - however what can one do.  The day was pure magic and I'd do it again and again in a minute.

Thanks so much for dropping by.  Lovely to see your wonderful comments.  Gotta get home and get some Sangria on!  Take care.

Jason Zebehazy
Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song.



  1. OOOh, Donna, you took a trip to paradise, so beautiful. It is all so colourful, and looks really happy! What a great experience for you! Enjoy the memories. I am drooling at the thought of your hot roasted corn on the cob! Hugs, Valerie

  2. oooow...what a perfect day <3 XXX

  3. I agree with you about missing the water........I miss it too living in Arizona now. Loved seeing your adventure on the water....looked like a lot of fun.....

  4. It all looks so colorful, the perfect place for an artist to live and be surrounded by so much beautiful color. I hope the time away refreshed your soul. Big hugs, ~Diane

  5. Awesome photos! Looks like a fabulous time to party. :) I love how colorful everything is.

  6. This looks like so much fun - great pictures too!
    Sandy xx