The past few weeks have been just crazy! As it starts getting colder up north more and more people are dreaming of buying a beach home in sunny Mexico! Our phone has been ringing off the hook and I spend hours daily answering emails while Doug is out showing properties. I'm not complaining, this is how we make our living after all........ For those of you looking at properties here south of the border, now is the time! The inexpensive ones are being sold as fast as we can list them! Check out our website http://www.mayanliving.com and see what deals we have to offer and how many homes have been sold lately.
On another note, Doug and I hadn't had a day to ourselves in weeks. We decided that we would take Sunday, turn off the phone, ignore emails and just enjoy our time together. It is a shame to being living in such a cool place and not experiencing it. We had heard through our Mexican grapevine that they were having some kind of small boat races on the lagoon Sunday morning so that was our first stop. It was a perfect day, clear skies, light breeze, temperature around 85 with no humidity. One of the first people we saw was Jose, Eduardo's brother. He explained that the race was called a singa, which means the type of boat used. There would be different races with the winners of each participating in a grand finale. The prizes were a refrigerator, TV and stereo. Doesn't sound like much to us gringos does it? But for the locals these are luxury items and the competition was fierce.
View of the shore from the pier
The guys lining up, getting ready to start, there are no motors, just an oar placed in the middle of the back of the boat and swung madly, reminiscent of a gondola in Venice
These local fisherman are really working it!
The crowd watches and waits.....
Unfortunately our buddy Jose, didn't win, however he is a good sport, gives a "thumbs up," and continues on with the day.
Okay, enough of that guy stuff, I wanted to go check out the flamingos, I just love them as I may have mentioned one or twice before. A friend of mine was saying that she had just seen a lot of them on the back road from Chuburna to Komchen, so off we went. There have been sooooo many flamingos here this year, I see them everywhere, but this was the most I have seen at one time! They were everywhere in the mangroves and lagoons!
This is what the lagoons look like when you are just driving by. If you look very closely you will see flocks in the very back. One of these I'll have a really good camera and then I'll never stop taking pictures of all the cool things here in the Yucatan!
These guys were really close to the road, and we didn't seem to bother them at all!
And more flocks, you guys know how much I love pink flamingos!
They don't even look real do they?
Okay, enough is enough, but I just think it is so cool, that I can take a 2 minute ride and see these beauties in their native habitat!
Until next time, remember that there is still an untouched place not far from home. The reason so many expats have picked Mexico is the quick access to the US and Canada. Add in friendly people, low cost of living and of course flamingos and it all equals paradise! Warm breezes and cold beers coming at ya, Chillin' in Chelem!