Over the past few days I’ve taken my back-up camera to the beach. The weather has been cooler with some cloudy dreary days and some that have been really windy. Over the Christmas season the Mexicans flock to the beach to spend time with their families and just generally have a good time. Fun to people watch!
A few days ago the weather was warm and the surf not too huge so Eric was in for a swim. You can see him there in the middle.
Not too many people on the beach as it’s a couple of days before Christmas.
Swim done and he’s off for a walk.
Christmas eve day and the weather is cloudy.
It doesn’t stop the kids from getting in the water.
Did I mention that it’s windy!!
This little one was just so cute and her family was totally in love with her…especially grampa.
The parachutes usually land just next to us in front of the Torres complex.
Now Mommy’s showing her the water.
Still not very busy but it is Christmas eve.
Having a nap.
And now they are to the right of us! So far they haven’t dropped anyone on us….but it did come close one day.
It’s December 30th now and the morning had been cloudy, windy and really cool. By the afternoon it had warmed up and I decided to take a walk and see what was happening on the beach. Above you can see one of the salesman. A hard life walking the beach day after day hoping a tourist will buy something from you. They rarely approach us we have become a beach fixture and they recognize us. Eric has a salesman friend that calls himself Rudy Red Hat and he and Eric chat most days. Rudy says business has been terrible as there haven’t been many tourists. We’ve noticed that as well.
A beautiful day on the beach.
A few people in the water.
As I got closer to the north end of the beach there were more and more people. This fellow was in a colorful costume with a huge tray of fruit cups on his head. He had all sorts of condiments to add as well. You can see he is carrying a stand to set in on as well. Heavy and precarious.
The children can amuse themselves for hours on the beach.
At the very north end of the beach is Playa Bruja and it’s just packed. There would be no where to park up on the beach access road. At the top of the hill at the end of the road there are restaurants and another RV park. That is also where the buses stop and turn around and the “ Last Drop” where we play bingo on Thursday night.
This spot is a favorite for the surfers and boogie boarders.
You can see all the parked cars.
Lots of people.
I’ve turned around and am heading back towards the very left of the picture.
Pelicans flying overhead. There are usually lots of them on the beach every day but this year….hardly any.
Hey…now the fruit salesman is at someone elses stand.
This young lady flipped herself up and was walking easily on her hands. Amazing strength and balance…. a gymnist no doubt.
Now that’s a hard push to sell snacks to the tourists.
Burying her baby!
This bunch was drinking beer and singing…quite badly which had them all laughing at each other. Just having fun!
Just sitting and watching her sister?…draw.
I end up back at our beach road. The little palapa beach restaurant is doing well. People are starting to leave and head home for Christmas eve….and so shall I. Time for happy hour.