Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Progress and the road to Arroyo Seco

In the six years we have been coming to Mexico for extended visits, there have been big strides in infrastructure: highways improved, new sewers and water systems, phone and internet enhancements. From one year to the next, we can see big differences, almost all of them for the better.

This past weekend, we drove from Puerta Vallarta south, so that we could see the mountainous interior of the coastline we have been traveling. We wanted to have a picnic on the beach, and we choose to turn off the highway south of Careyes on the little road that goes to the village of Arroyo Seco, and to the beach beyond. The guidebook noted that this was a rough dirt road, but when we made the turn we were delighted to see fresh pavement. Yipee, no reason to slow down!  Except for...

At least they painted this post with the bright Mexican flag colors! We imagined all sorts of scenarios whereby the phone company didn't get the memo from the highway people. However this happened, it sure does undermine your confidence and the serenity that comes from staying in the right lane!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leaves one to wonder. Which came first, the pole or the highway? Also, the next pole down the road seems in some danger of falling onto the road.

Proves yet again, there is no intrinsic lower limit to human performance.

Of course, not much worse than grazing cattle in the median and along the freeway south of Hermasilio.

Hope your sailing is more composed than the land trips.


January 23, 2013 8:12 AM  

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