Sunday, December 26, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday 84 - Durango















Durango up in the desert and sierras of Northern Mexico wins my vote for the bluest skies and longest shadows ever seen here!! I didn't think I would be posting today for SSS, but unfortunately I had to cut short my trip due to a nasty sting ray attack at Puerto Vallarta which left me hospitalised on Christmas Eve on drugs and drip after a siren ambulance chase through the cobbled streets, followed by an emergency flight back to Mexico City in a wheelchair on Christmas Day!! Fortunately, I have almost made a full recovery already, am just about back on my feet, and just have to have all the stitches out in a few days' time!! I hope all your Christmas festivities and celebrations were much more peaceful and tranquil without such unnecessary traumas and dramas!! This final photo reminds me of the nice quiet cup of tea and crepe I had at the wonderful 19th century railway station in Durango - long before that vicious sting ray showed up!!


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16 comments:

Owen said...

Catherine,
My goodness gracious ! What an adventure you've had !!!

Glad to hear you have survived to tell the tale of the stingray tail that you tangoed with in the big taco !

Pray do tell us more about how it happened and what transpired...

Sounds like a hair raising story !

Hopefully the rest of your holidays will be more peaceful, but sorry you had to cut your trip short for such a reason...

Be well...

Marilyn said...

Fabulous shadow shots but what a dramatic happening! Do hope that you recover quickly and can get back to enjoying this holiday season.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

So glad to hear of your near recovery, I hear they are truly nasty. My brother got painful jellyfish stings when he was a kid down in Florida, he says he'll never forget that pain either.

What a yummy meal to enjoy and what a wonderful setting in the sun, with the bluest skies ever!

Have a wonderful New Year and we'll see ya next year friend...be well!!!

sharon

Joanna said...

Glad you're feeling better. That's quite an experience you've had. Hope the rest of your holiday is more serene.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh my gosh Catherine! You poor thing! I'm so sorry that happened to you but I'm relieved to hear that you're doing ok and it wasn't even worse than it was. Yikes! I guess you now have a rather awesome Christmas adventure story to share for years to come! I love your shadow shots! Take care and recover quickly!

Y. Ikeda said...

I am sorry to hear that... I have been to Puerto Vallarta but stingray did not attack me. Well, I only stayed at the pool:)
My Christmas was to climb local mountain and I hurt my right leg but it's just an inflammation.
Anyway, take care of yourself.

Boonie S said...

Great shadow shots.

Happy holiday to you, Boonie

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Good lord...I'm glad you're getting better!! What a thing to have happen...and at Chirstmas no less. Yummy looking crepe tho :)

Miss Becky said...

oh my what an experience, I'm happy that you're recovering, but it sounds like it was very painful. these are gorgeous shadow shots though! I love them.

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments this week - am recovering nicely although to say this wasn't my favourite experience in Mexico is a massive understatement!! Happy New Year everyone......

Catherine said...

Thanks for all the lovely comments this week - am recovering nicely although to say this wasn't my favourite experience in Mexico is a massive understatement!! Happy New Year everyone......

Gallery Juana said...

Wow, glad you are doing better after the sting ray attack!

Wishing you all the best in the New Year.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Great location and beautiful photos as always. But the hazards!! I hope you are recovering well from your stings!

Peace,
Gina

Angie said...

Great looonnggg shadows! Do hope everying is OK with you now, take care. Thanks for your visit.

...louciao... said...

Happy New Year to you, Catherine! I was shocked to read about the mishap you underwent during your holiday. Ouch doesn't begin to cover it, obviously. I'm so glad to hear that you're making a speedy recovery and hope that you'll enjoy some merriment and festivities to ring in the New Year. May 2011 be filled with happy adventures!

EG Wow said...

OH MY! I think you had a bit more of an adventure than you needed! Glad you are better.

Hope nothing like that happens in 2011!