Saturday, March 10, 2012

the beach

 Puerto Vallarta is blessed with consistently gorgeous weather during the winter months.  There is a cooling breeze off of the ocean and the sun is warm.  Because of its location in a bay, the water is comparatively calm.  We waded into the water and it was surprisingly cold.  The lovely warm pools are more attractive than the ocean to most swimmers and there are no sneaky undertows to worry about in the pools.

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy on the beach if you get bored.  The hotel provides Spanish and mambo lessons as well as massages.

If you feel the need to shop, there are lots of beach vendors that are happy to oblige.

I enjoyed finding another knitter on the beach!
She lives in Oregon and kindly agreed to have her picture taken when I explained that I have a knitting blog.

I can say with certainty that I was never bored.  It was lovely to relax on a comfy beach lounger knitting, reading, and people watching.

Then, as the sun was setting, this curious sight appeared.
We found out that there is a show aboard the galleon in the evenings called "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate (No beavers were hurt during the preparation of tonight's cruise)".  I guess you can tell that 70% of tourists in PV are from Canada.  I wonder if the organizers of the evening cruise know that Saskatchewan is completely land-locked.


Jody said...

I am so glad that you and DH enjoyed your trip to Mexico. It really is a different world down there :-) Must be a bit of a shock coming back to winter.

Monika said...

Sounds like a perfect vacation!