Feliz Año Nuevo!

We hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday season!

We have been in Barra de Navidad for 2 weeks now and have been enjoying our time here. There has been some damage to the area as a result of Hurricane Patricia. The palapa roofs were all lost, many tiles on roofs were blown off and many trees lost branches. We are at Marina Puerto de la Navidad which is part of the Grand Isla Navidad Resort. The hotel did lose some trees and tiles and we were fascinated to watch the Mexicans replace the tile roof of a small building near the marina. This video shows them tossing the tiles to the roof. It was 30 C out there and they made it look easy!

We have been doing our daily walks. Richard dreams about these walks during our summers in Calgary and we can’t wait to see our favourite birds. The chachalacas are very noisy; it is almost like they are warning their fellow birds that someone is coming. We see them in trees and in the towns. The Mexicans feed them lettuce to encourage them to visit.

Chachalacas, Dec2015

Vermillion flycatcher, Dec2015On days that we expect to do other activities like kayaking we usually do a short walk down to the golf course along the lagoon side. Streak-backed oriole, Dec2015On those days when we don’t have anything planned we will walk over the hill to the Pacific Ocean. There are not as many birds thiTrogon, Dec2015s year, we guess that is due to Hurricane Patricia. But we have still seen many types like the Vermillion flycatchers, trogons, streak-backed orioles.

Squirrel, Dec2015And we do see lots of squirrels working at getting into coconuts. We notice the sound, almost like a little saw cutting away the fibers. Iguana, Jan2016

There also seems to be quite a few large iguanas this year. This one was in a tree near the lagoon in the golf course!

We expect to be in Barra de Navidad area until the end of January.

2 thoughts on “Feliz Año Nuevo!”

  1. It took me awhile to get used to the new version but am comfortable now.
    It was a lot of fun to watch the roofers; it took them 2 days to completely redo the roof!

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