Thursday, January 06, 2011
Then we went on to a brick making...well, place, I guess. I want to say "factory" but both the shaping and the baking areas were outside. No buildings at all. The hand-shaped tiles or bricks dry in the sun, and then are fired in an outside kiln that is heated by burning coconut husks. That quintessentially Mexican sun and moon piece was bought there. It will hang on my garden fence in the summer.
We drove on to the coast where we boarded a small boat and toured a huge mangrove swamp. There were many species of birds and tons of fish. The birds feasted well. I think that is a cormorant that I saw sliding a pretty sizable fish straight down its gullet. We humans feasted on freshly caught and grilled Spanish Mackeral on the beach, along with salsa, beans, and icy cold Coronas.
Back at our hotel, just as the sun sank in the ocean, we guests and the hotel lifeguard released the baby turtles (a.k.a tortuguitas") that had hatched that morning in the protected area of the grounds.
Posted by Lynn at 1/06/2011 07:49:00 PM
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Great page - I'm sure it brings bake many memories.
how fascinating to read of your tours--they all sound full of interest to me. the sketches are great and I applaud you for getting them done....
I'd love to have seen the baby turtles! Great sketches.
I totally love this page, the colours are gorgeous and I Love each individual image.
Wonderful page! It looks so ful of joy!
That's a great page and the description was wonderful! It sounds like a fascinating vacation!
Great page of memories. (I remember slathering on coconut oil and sunbaking in the days before all the warnings.)
That's a terrific journal page. Nice work.
Great job on capturing the moment. Love the bird and the little turtles.
How wonderful that you get to have all these adventures. I love that the baby turtles were returned to the sea! nancy
great capture of the holiday ! and wonderful descriptions. All so interesting
love this visual peek into your trip!
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