Yesterday dawned beautiful over the Sea of Cortez. A delicious breakfast at Hotel la Mision and a detailed flight briefing prepared us for a 75-nm overwater flight, then down along the coastal mainland to Tepic, Nayarit. Good friends and local missionaries Jasson and Cliff met our gang at the airport, escorted us to a fresh seafood buffet (shrimp, octopus and oyster prepared every way imaginable), then on to our destination at Laguna Santa Maria del Oro in Huichol country. This is a remote resort that caters to Mexicans from big cities, and this is their slow season. So our pack of Parkwest gringos have taken over the beautiful lodge on the shores of Mexico's Crater Lake. I wonder if I'll meet another gringo who's ever been to this place?!
“The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.” G.K. Chesterton
Cat Herder (aka Marisa) has been guiding pilot tours in the American West for over twenty years. Keep tabs on your Parkwest pilot friends, National Park news and other tidbits here!