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Mexico Revisited

But it wasn't our fault

sunny 31 °C

We finally did it … following years of torment from our friend Catherine we flung caution to the wind and braved the frigid North Pacific for a true Canadian Polar Bear swim on New Year’s Day. Here we are enjoying the balmy waters of Taylor Bay on Gabriola Island..

That was more than a month ago and we simply never warmed up to the Canadian winter so, when the mercury flatlined at zero and the snow began to fall, we decided that enough was enough. And when we were invited to Vancouver to be interviewed by Sheryl McKay on the CBC about our new book, Slow Train to China, we thought – why stop at Vancouver?

So here we are in the balmy turquoise waters of Playa del Carmen in the Yucatan Peninsula and tomorrow we fly to Havana in Cuba… and finally we are warm. Here are our friends Keith and Helen keeping a place for us on the beautiful white sand beach of Playa...


Turn up the heating and stay tuned and, internet permitting, we will take you on an excursion around Cuba for the next couple of weeks.
Hasta luego nos amigos from sunny (and very warm) Mexico.

Posted by Hawkson 16:33 Archived in Mexico

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Glad to see you on the road again. It wouldn't seem like winter without a warm weather Hawkson Blog.

by Keith Myers

Don't forget to let us know when the NXNW interview is to be aired.

We are expecting more snow this evening. Hugs and safe journeys.

by The Vickerage

This is major envy on my side. I am going to turn up my heating pad full blast tonight. Look forward to the Cuba adventure and seeing more of blue seas and sunshine.

by Sue Fitzwilson

Oh you guys I am so envious and it is so damn cold here but I think it is going to get a teeny bit warmer and do that snow thing again. But glad you are able to just change your mind and go. I am looking forward to your Cuba trip enjoy!!!!

by Jean McLaren

You brats! How long will you be in Mexico, upon your return from Cuba?

by catherine

Cold! You want cold! The prairies have invited us back by throwing the worst for aeons at us..but, we're surviving..Drooling over the blue water and brown skins..have fun!

by Sharron

Happy to be reading your blog again. Not quite as nice as seeing you, but nice anyway. Looking forward to the Cuba entries.

by Tom


Dear blog followers. Owing to internet restrictions in Cuba our blogging efforts have been temporarily thwarted. However, we are having a great time with the folks in Havana and will be happy to tell all when we return to Mexico on February 20th.

Hasta la vista from Havana.

Weather. Sunny 30

by keithandhelen

Great to hear from you again . You really know how to avoid our winter mother

by Eileen Wilson

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