Saturday, April 4, 2015

Los Ayala - Ameca (23. - 29.3.2015)

Some more family and road drama here:
Finally I found Negra Modelo! It was ok, I think I lost my taste for beer.
And my GoPro grab-bag spare parts came.
Wild waves attacking the tree.
Fresh donuts delivery on the beach (no need to move one's fat ass to get more fat).
We left Los Ayala and it was supposed to be an easy 230km ride for this day which would brings us some 30km beyond Mascota. What I did not knew was that right after Mascota, we would encounter thousands of pilgrims, more like tens of thousands. People everywhere! Buses everywhere! It was unbelievable. Instead of my GoPro taking cool clips it only took a single picture which did not show anything - disappointing. So here are some pics from the internet of people walking the "Ruta del Peregrino". As a consequence there was no free hotel. In fact the hotels were so full that there were extra mattresses everywhere to allow people to sleep on the floor.
From Spanish Wikipedia translated into English with Google translator:
"La Ruta del Peregrino is a path with more than 200 years of tradition, one the covers some communes of Jalisco, Mexico. The most popular route is the pioneer in Ameca, although there are other paths to the same end; mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental are crossed and ends in the town of Talpa de Allende, specifically in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Its length is 117 kilometers and is traversed by about 3 million people per year in March and particularly in Week Santa."
Pilgrims (source unknown).
Pilgrims (source unknown).
One-night-stand in Ameca: secure parking, spacious room, clean, Wifi and cheap (about 15EUR/night).
Ulpu barking at this nice horse.
Our track (2 legs and 370km)

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