My son and his girlfriend spent 5 months in Mexico, most of that time in a surfing town on the Pacific side called Puerto Escondido. Margaret and I went to visit them recently and I took my camera, of coarse. Here are an even dozen photos with a brief explanation of each.
A big part of life in Puerto (they drop the Escondido down there) is the beach. We spent some time in the water as well as walking the beach. This is my son staring down a wave after it broke.
People swim in the waves, including this lady who ducks under them to prevent being knocked over.
I don’t know this guy, but he was intent on capturing large waves with a camera rather than a board.
OK, here are some surfing photos, since I mentioned that it’s a surfing destination. This part of the beach, called La Punta, has the ‘bunny slope’ waves (at least that’s what I called them). Regardless, this fella seemed pretty comfortable on his board.
The big waves were at Zicatela Beach. Only experienced and capable surfers were permitted to enter the water here.
Not everyone uses a surfboard – some use body boards. This guy did get swallowed by that wave!
I think the person on the beach was done surfing for the day but was interested in seeing how others were doing.
Lots of pelicans there. This one casts a shadow on the wave.
We went to a place that protects sea turtles and helped in the release of some babies. This one moves along the sand toward the water, driven forward by some sort of instinct.
Turtle tracks in the sand.
Went to a night street market. Here Daniel and Alejandra negotiate with a vendor.
And who could go to a seaside town and not get a sunset picture?