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Travel Blogs from Batopilas
Been a long time since the last blog update. And to those who care; sorry about that, but after Batopilas and the events that occurred getting there, blogging has been very low on my list of priorities.
First off, let me reassure you: all six of us made it out of there alive, if the worse for wear. Brett is the luckiest by sporting only a slight graze on his hip, Bryce a severely bruised shoulder and knee and me, an ugly cut to ...
... in the late 1800s by reading Mrs. Shepherd's diary that Martin had suggested we look at, before going to the hacienda.
The Hacienda San Miguel actually dated back to the 17th century, and although a lot of construction had taken place during the many years of mining operations, it was not until the end of the 1800s that the hacienda actually started to look like the ruins suggest today.
I am going to include a section of an article that I found on ...
... old photos of prominent mining families, old ledgers of mining activities and silver mining implements.
In 1522 (30 years after Columbus discovered the "New World"), Spaniards discovered silver in Taxco, Mexico. In the coming years, silver was being mined in Pachuca, Zacatecas and Guanajuato. The King of Spain was happy to get his 1/5 share of the silver bullion and encouraged more exploration for good mining sites.
... are plentiful but don't provide much cover.
After walking for 2 1/2 hours, we came to a big bend in the road and saw the church we were looking for in the broad valley ahead of us. There it was, not a church but a cathedral. In the middle of nowhere!
Very little is known about this church, the Santo Angel Custodio de Satevo Mission, because a fire destroyed its buildings and the original parchment records in the late 1880's. Only the ...
... a beautiful and rugged canyon it was - jagged bluffs, balancing boulders, and changes in colours and shadows, from light yellowish browns and pinks to oranges and purples as the sun went down. Thank you Pedro for being the 'World's Best Driver' and for allowing us to enjoy the magnificent views.
When we arrived at the bottom of the canyon, we both breathed a huge sigh of relief and looked forward to seeing the ...