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Travel Blogs from Puerto Vallarta
... humpback whales jumping in and out of the water :-) :-) Arriving back on land we all had a bit of a rest before the festivities began. A couple of other people staying at the hostel joined us. The rain had convinced us to stay in the hostel for the 12 o'clock toast, however, at midnight, the rain ceased off a bit and the fireworks did go off so we ran down to the beachfront to watch them. After that the rain was on and off, though it didn't stop everyone dancing at the street ...
... decided to get some sun today so went to two chairs in the sun for a bit. As the surf was high there were lots of rocks and shells being let on the beach. We spent some time picking shells and rocks from the beach. It was difficult as just as one wave came in another was leaving so your body got pulled both ways. Although difficult it was fun and we got a number of pieces of shell and coral.
For lunch Ann again had her ...
... is what gives it such heat. We were shown what an Agave "Pineapple" looks like, how they cook it in a huge hot fire, when its done cooking, they pull it all apart and put it in this ring where they have a mule pull a big stone that crushes the juices out of the agave pineapple. The juice is then drained in a small hole where they have a holding reservoir. The juices and the mulch then sit in huge barrels for upwards of 8 days and they naturally ferment. Pretty ...
... expect. Lol. Hope he has a sense of humour and if he reads this can feel the tongue in cheek. They are only here for a few days, and then are moving down to a hotel to join a convention. His wife was a teacher, (must be like Ed also?) now retired, but is carrying on the tradition and is teaching yoga, although she did come down and have a cigarette with Angie last night, go figure. Earl was suffering from eating on the beach so I rolled him a fatty to help ...
... on a lovely meal on the beach on Christmas Day, and at midnight we saw the New Year in on the beach from where we could see the fireworks right across the town.
We went on a whale watching boat trip for a day. It included a simple breakfast, whale watching, followed by a chosen activity and lunch. We saw lots of humpback whales (very difficult to photograph) and then I had chosen to make 2 dives while Jim snorkelled. The sites were around a small group ...
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