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Temeris, Jose, & Train to Los Mochis

Back in "beautiful downtown" Bahuichivo, I spent the day walking around taking pictures and furthering my developing friendship with Jose. He lives in Temeris but works in Bahuichivo, supporting himself and his wife by fixing electronics from his hotel room with nothing but a digital multimeter and a great brain!

We could get to Temeris via El Chepe in an hour, but Jose takes a van that runs from Creel to Temeris on the road that doesn't exist (see previous galleries), a three hour trip. The luggage got tied on top and even the dog was put up there! We hardly ever got over 20kph as we traveled the forest road, not unlike so much of Colorado. We dropped off and picked up indians and mestisos at rancheros and pueblos unserved by any other way.

Arriving in Temeris I found out that Jose lives in a one room home insulated with cardboard and with a dirt floor. I spent the night at a motel - with a window but having a bucket flush system on the loo. The next day, Sunday, I think I had Holy Water. It was double distilled aguave moonshine, "clandestino." He then went and got huge thin Mexican style steaks, potatoes, and of course, tequilla. Some of his friends came by and we spent the day improving our language of the other. I also learned of the legendary, wild chiltipin and how to make "agua de chile" with it. Jose and his buds were impressed with the gringo's ability to assimilate the agua!

In the mid-afternoon I caught the little van to the Temeris RR station, some 10 kilometers and 30 minutes away. The rest of the pictures are of the afternoon and night ride to Los Mochis.
2488 Loading up the local.jpg
2488 Loading up the local.jpg
2489 Driver, my bag.jpg
2489 Driver, my bag.jpg
2490 Even El Perro goes up.jpg
2490 Even El Perro goes up.jpg
2494 Temeris Hotel Room.jpg
2494 Temeris Hotel Room.jpg
2495 Last nights cervesa, this AM's cafe.jpg
2495 Last nights cervesa, this AM's cafe.jpg
2496 Plaza and church, Temeris.jpg
2496 Plaza and church, Temeris.jpg
2497 Sunday AM, Temeris.jpg
2497 Sunday AM, Temeris.jpg
2498 Loo flush water in barrel.jpg
2498 Loo flush water in barrel.jpg
2499 Jose and his house.jpg
2499 Jose and his house.jpg
2500 Mi amigos nuevo.jpg
2500 Mi amigos nuevo.jpg
2501 Sunday AM at Joses.jpg
2501 Sunday AM at Joses.jpg
2502 Preparing for barbacoa.jpg
2502 Preparing for barbacoa.jpg
2503 Jose does his stuff.jpg
2503 Jose does his stuff.jpg
2504 Ceveriano.jpg
2504 Ceveriano.jpg
2505 The making of Agua de Chili.jpg
2505 The making of Agua de Chili.jpg
2506 More.jpg
2506 More.jpg
2507 Some salt....jpg
2507 Some salt....jpg
2508 Wild chiltipins, garlic, salt, lime.jpg
2508 Wild chiltipins, garlic, salt, lime.jpg
2509 Crushing the ingredients.jpg
2509 Crushing the ingredients.jpg
2510 Laurie, Jose's wife, and neighbor.jpg
2510 Laurie, Jose's wife, and neighbor.jpg
2511 Adios, amigo.jpg
2511 Adios, amigo.jpg
2512 I have nothing, I am happy.  Jose.jpg
2512 I have nothing, I am happy. Jose.jpg
2513 Dos perros.jpg
2513 Dos perros.jpg
2514 Jose.jpg
2514 Jose.jpg
2515 Jose and his dogs.jpg
2515 Jose and his dogs.jpg
2516 Jose petting dog, both happy.jpg
2516 Jose petting dog, both happy.jpg
2517 Burro with organges.jpg
2517 Burro with organges.jpg
2518 Getting oranges for Jose.jpg
2518 Getting oranges for Jose.jpg
2519 Buying oranges.jpg
2519 Buying oranges.jpg
2520 Off they go again.jpg
2520 Off they go again.jpg
2521 Inside van to Temeris RR station.jpg
2521 Inside van to Temeris RR station.jpg
2522 Police and library, Temeris.jpg
2522 Police and library, Temeris.jpg
2523 Van stops to change tire.jpg
2523 Van stops to change tire.jpg
2524 Changing the tire.jpg
2524 Changing the tire.jpg
2525 Tire that almost got away and political sound truck.jpg
2525 Tire that almost got away and political sound truck.jpg
2526 Sound truck.jpg
2526 Sound truck.jpg
2528 Locomotives at Temeris.jpg
2528 Locomotives at Temeris.jpg
2529 Waterfall above Temeris RR station.jpg
2529 Waterfall above Temeris RR station.jpg
2530 Heading for Los Mochis, La Primera.jpg
2530 Heading for Los Mochis, La Primera.jpg
2531 On our way.jpg
2531 On our way.jpg
2532 Derailed car.jpg
2532 Derailed car.jpg
2533 Scene.jpg
2533 Scene.jpg
2534 I just came down that road.jpg
2534 I just came down that road.jpg
2535 More old RR car.jpg
2535 More old RR car.jpg
2536 Scene.jpg
2536 Scene.jpg
2537 Scene.jpg
2537 Scene.jpg
2538 Scene.jpg
2538 Scene.jpg
2539 The canyon is getting smaller.jpg
2539 The canyon is getting smaller.jpg
2540 Maybe.jpg
2540 Maybe.jpg
2541 Cliff.jpg
2541 Cliff.jpg
2542 Scene.jpg
2542 Scene.jpg
2543 The canyon opens up.jpg
2543 The canyon opens up.jpg
2547 Scene.jpg
2547 Scene.jpg
2548 Mountain to the south.jpg
2548 Mountain to the south.jpg
2549 Mountain to the south.jpg
2549 Mountain to the south.jpg
2550 Scene.jpg
2550 Scene.jpg
2551 River below.jpg
2551 River below.jpg
2552 River below.jpg
2552 River below.jpg
2553 River and old RR car below.jpg
2553 River and old RR car below.jpg
2554 Where we came from.jpg
2554 Where we came from.jpg
2555 Where we came from.jpg
2555 Where we came from.jpg
2556 View.jpg
2556 View.jpg
2557 Scene.jpg
2557 Scene.jpg
2558 Small town.jpg
2558 Small town.jpg
2559 Mount and road.jpg
2559 Mount and road.jpg