El Faisan y el Venado
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... audio guide in English was available.
The building swoops down a hillside moving you down from the earlest history to the last stages of pre-Hispanic development. And many of the artefacts are breathaking in their beauty, in the miracle of their preservation (life-size pottery models of gods etc) and in the excellence of the preservation.
So that's it for this posting - a museum to be celebrated and lots of photos of exhibits.
... only the guide and one other made it up the long uphill in the beginning without pushing. The rest of us were looking the best ways to push our bike and full bellies uphill, while a Mexican farmer showed us how local travel is done - riding a donkey. The trail of ups and downs - it felt more like ups in both directions - was mainly through mangrove and other fruit orchards, until we came to a river side for some respite.
We got back much ...
... The prices were fantastic! We took pictures of the jewelry fair, the bridge and the river before going back to La Villa.
At 4:30 p.m. we had a restorative yoga class with Anna at our hotel. I've never done restorative yoga before and really enjoyed it. We used pillows and blankets to support ourselves in the poses, it was very relaxing and nothing like the traditional asanas of yoga.
After yoga we showered and went to Happy Hour at ...
... with Karine and we began with false sweeps and slowly worked our way toward a full roll. Sometimes it worked for me and sometimes it didn't. I was still having trouble breaking my bad habit of pulling with my left arm but slowly it was coming along. On my second attempt with Milissa I decided to try one of the Esprit's 0 degree paddles. I had been using my Ty Warp 45 degree offset paddle but I had just bought a new Werner Player 0 degree paddle and wanted to try one of ...
... starting eddy to the ending eddy. It was good practice.
When practice was finished we ran the next set of rapids. There were two together and they were a long series of very rocky rapids. We divided into groups and followed either Anna or Milissa. I was in Anna's group and near the front. We came to a very congested spot where you had to go between boulders and over rocks. You are supposed to maintain atleast 1-2 kayak lengths between paddlers, Connie was ...