Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Planned the route on google earth which is suprisingly useful. From our house up to ridge behind us, along the top, down and back through town.
the reality of the situation. a stunning set of butresses and gorges -route runs to LHS of central butress.
view back as I broke the ridge, bolted climbs on the wall to the left of shot for those who are interested..
The treat of the day for viewers is my new hat.
Our house is the white splodge directly above it.
and now circled in red.
The descent from the ridge took me along a gorge to an unexpected 30m waterfall, whilst navigating around this I found a cave full of glue sniffing Mexicans which was a suprise. They turned out to be quite harmless and even offered me some glue.
A fabulous mornings hiking, feeling much energized.
Possibly the most beautiful city I've ever been to. Georgeousness everywhere. Mountains in the background. Underground roads. Fabulous plazas. And people paint their entire houses bright pink, I love it.
Its the rainy season, and today we got a crazy rainstorm for about 1/2 an hour. We were in the Diego Rivera museum at the time so we waited... and as promised it stopped as suddenly as it began. When we emerged the streets were like rivers. Its a nice change from the heat and makes everything fresh.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
started the day with brunch at cafe gitanes on mullbery with our old friend jess who lives around the corner. we adjourned to a nearby park when the kids tired of latte chat. perfect start to the day.
mathilda finally plucked up courage to go near the water.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
the owners are Fabrice who started Le Labo perfumes, and Jen who is a nutritionist. the apartment is full of amazing perfumes and books on health so J is in heaven. Their daughter has almost identical toys to mathilda - uncannily similar people.....
having thought the atlantic hop from london to the big apple was a long-weekend journey, the reality with 4hrs delay in heathrow and 2hrs delay in JFK was rather different - finally emerging from the terminal into a torrential rain storm over manhattan.