Thursday, December 10, 2015
Early this morning, Don and I went for a walk to see if we could find any birds. We had found a possible route on Google that circled a small body of water nearby. We noticed a watch cat on guard at a resort - he seemed to be taking the job very seriously!
As we walked down the street that would start the circle, we were stopped by a security guard. We couldn't go the way we wanted to but we could go the other way. So we changed our route! We were walking past scrub brush and came to a trail into it. It led to the lake/pond. As we stood on the shore, we saw fish jumping out of the water. Some of them would jump 4 or 5 feet in the air and come down 6 or 8 feet from where they came out of the water! An amazing thing to see and lots of them doing it. So we tried to video it, but of course, nothing happened when the camera was recording! So you will just have to take my word for it, it really happened!!
We did manage to see several turkey vultures and one great blue heron, as well as assorted smaller birds. We returned to the condo for breakfast and to pack up. Donna and Lyle had to move from the 2 bedroom condo to a one bedroom for 2 nights. Then they get to move to another 2 bedroom. We will be sleeping on a Murphy bed that comes down out of the wall in the living room tonight. We got everything moved over - it is in another of the four buildings here.
We took the bus north (away from town) to the end of the peninsula where there is a little fishing village. Down at the water we watched the fisherman bring their boats and catches in to the beach. They had ingenious carts made from car wheels that they loaded the boats on so they could pull them up the beach above the tide. They are such heavy boats it took 4 or 5 men to get them onto the wheels and up the beach.
Donna, Lyle and Don went for a swim while I sat in the shade. Both Don and Lyle tried one of the fresh oysters brought in by a local diver. Then we went for lunch at a little seaside restaurant with the freshest fish possible. We sat with a couple from Montana who have been coming to Mazatlan for many years. They had some good stories to tell and we enjoyed our fish lunch very much. We then walked home (I'm well past my 10,000 steps!) and had a swim in the pool and a read down by the ocean. We ended up walking part of the way back north to go to Scorpio Tacos by Henry, which is a small outdoor neighbourhood eatery. Very good food for a very good price!
Now to just get ready to catch the bus back to PV in the morning.