The water this time of year is chilly, but not unswimmable, and the sand is very, very fine. It’s much easier on the feet than the beach sand in Chicago (Lake Michigan), but not quite as perfect as the cornstarch-like white sand in the Riveria Maya on Mexcio’s opposite coast. And if you like to soar with the pelicans and sea gulls, the sea breezes are perfect for parasailing. Surfers, some in wet suits, sit astride big boards out on the water waiting for the perfect swell to carry them back to shore. I’m sure there are better places to surf if you’re experienced, but it seems that the fairly gentle curl of these waves make it a safer haven for newbies to “hang ten.”
Back from the beach to enjoy the Super Bowl and a spectacular sunset
It's now late Sunday evening. Green Bay has won the Super Bowl (sigh). But I suppose there's some consolation in the fact that the Steelers couldn't handle them any better than the Bears. We couldn't get the live U.S. feed from Fox Sports, so we missed all the commercials. But I’m sure we’ll have our chance to catch them on YouTube in the next couple of days.
Much more enjoyable than the Super Bowl (and yes, I'm including the half-time show with the Black Eyed Peas) is the sunset to be had from our terrace. We have a perfect view of the sun as it falls into the Pacific Ocean. Last night there were clouds, slowly fading into the sea, creating for us unique sky paintings each evening. Tonight the sky was cloudless, creating quite a different portrait.
Signing off for now. I’ll be back later in the week with the last part of my travel blog from the Riviera Nyarit.
(All photographs by author)