Wildlife

Having a lovely time introducing Mia to this beautiful place. She spends much of her day ‘oohing’ and ‘aaahing’ at the birds, horses, dogs, cats, people and other things we encounter as we walk around town.

Snack time at the beach

Snack time at the beach

The Mexican 'high chair': 3 chairs stacked one on top of the other. It works quite well!  (For safety reasons, standing in your high chair is not recommended by occasionally tolerated to encourage further food consumption.)

The Mexican ‘high chair’: 3 chairs stacked one on top of the other. It works quite well! (For safety reasons, standing in your high chair is not recommended but occasionally tolerated to encourage further food consumption.)

Eating lunch, while standing in chair & watching boys play in ocean

Eating lunch, while standing in chair & watching boys play in ocean

Pointing at something cool, probably a bird.

Pointing at something cool, probably a bird.

Playing in the sand.

Playing in the sand.

Whale show as seen from our house (and great show for the folks on the morning panga!)

Whale show as seen from our house and great site for the folks on the morning panga! (the panga is the water taxi, there are many and they run several times a day)

Humpback whale tail

Humpback whale tail

Nose or nariz

Nose or nariz

Great spot to watch birds and boats.

Great spot to watch birds and boats.

View to the east

View to the east

Eagle ray

Eagle ray

One of the many things we love about this town is that there are no cars here, which means no car seat for Mia (a nice thing because she is NOT a fan of car seats at this stage of her life)!  You arrive by boat and then you walk everywhere.  Horses and donkeys are still a major form of transportation and, much to our dismay, the quatrimotos (ATVs) are becoming a bit more common.

But mostly, people walk…walk everywhere and say Hola & Buenos dias, Buenas tardes, Buenas noches to everyone you see.  It is a lovely and (sadly, foreign?) concept: saying hello to everyone you pass!

About Stephanie

I am a mother and a wife, lady scientist, gardener, fabulous cook, foodie, world traveler, and aspiring polymath. I like to ignore stereotypes, challenge the status quo and encourage independent thought.
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