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Overland Flight to Puerto Vallarta

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February 2010
by Tom Penick
Email:   tom@tomzap.com

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For the flight to photograph the coast of Jalisco, we first flew overland from Manzanillo to Puerto Vallarta. Puerto Vallarta is on the Jalisco/Nayarit border and that is where we began to photograph the coast. Below are the photos I took on the way to that starting point. Note that there are 65 photos displayed on three pages. Links to the other pages are found at the top and bottom of each page.


Just after takeoff from Playa de Oro Airport in Manzanillo. Playa de Cocos in background.


A look at the nav radio after takeoff


Barra de Navidad and Laguna Navidad in background


Laguna Navidad again


Hilly terrain begins


Grand Bay Hotel in center background


A closer look


Melaque


Highway 80 and the road to Cuastecomates




Climbing into more rugged terrain


Highway 200 winds its way toward La Manzanilla


The navigation radio issues a terrain warning


La Manzanilla and Bahía Tenacatita ahead


Small community northeast of La Manzanilla


Homestead in the country   1922.31'N 10447.77'W


Río Purificación   1925.39'N 10449.50'W


A closer look


Río Cuitzmala   1929.79'N 10451.97'W


Río Cuitzmala


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