Saturday, September 22, 2018

PUERTO VALLARTA: FUN IN THE SUMMER SUN




Little did we know that when we moved to Puerto Vallarta twenty-three years ago that it would eventually become our permanent home. We experienced many years of wandering, exploring, and living in the amazing world of Latin America and I loved it all. In 2014 we decided it was t time to settle down and we chose Puerto Vallarta because of many factors. Primary of which was the quiet lifestyle we were able to create and the great outdoor water opportunities it provided.


Summer time fun with fish, pelicans, and iguanas.  What more could you want!

It's that time of the year when it's hot, hot, hot.  My husband and I love it since it also the quiet time of the year in Puerto Vallarta where we have much of what we enjoy to ourselves.  The days start slowly with our checking out the ocean swimming and snorkeling condition, then the sky and sun condition to determine the strength of sunblock required as recommended by our dermatologist daughter, and then deciding what's for breakfast. Some people might think this routine becomes boring.  But in fact there is always something to entertain and possibly amaze us once we enter the aquatic world of the great blue sea.



I believe the local puffer fish are starting to recognize my husband and are learning to put up with his unsolicited attention.


A simply GORGEOUS parrot fish which is not all that common to see, but when you do you will be impressed!

Since it's hot, hot, hot we spend a lot of time in the water to keep cool and visit our fish friends. My husband is the underwater photographer, but he does share his camera on occasion when I try to catch him in a diving moment. My official job is to be his spotter and this relationship seems to be to the liking of our fish friends.


 A blue spotted puffer fish mingling with a giant blue damsel fish.   Aren't they a handsome couple!


Taking "selfies" with the ocean current and waves can be a challenge, but I think we are getting the hang of it.


Sharing the ocean with a tortuga always gets me very excited! 


Catching and releasing a puffer fish also makes my day!


Swimming with an octopus is not an every day occurrence, but I'm certainly happy my husband caught this one on the camera.


Finding a lovely star fish like this is one of the rewards of snorkeling, but I quickly placed him back in his "hidey-hole" to continue his underwater life. 



A very rare yellow puffer fish who kindly let me hold him for a very brief "hello."


This summer time blog posting shares the underworld sea world we love exploring and also the varied and fascinating local animal life which includes the pelicans and iguanas.  I hope you enjoy this visual summer blog posting with the following large photograph albums which include videos.


FUN IN THE SUMMER SUN PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM


SUMMER FISH, PELICAN, AND IGUANA FUN 


And in closing if I haven't already overdone it, the following links will magically take to you to my previous postings on the iguanas and pelicans of Puerto Vallarta for those who want to learn more about these fascinating creatures.

A FASCINATION WITH PELICANS

IGUANA TIME IN PUERTO VALLARTA



Until next time, keep your summer cool and wishing you wonderful travels wherever they may take you. And my friendly reminder:  Memories are only a click away even under water!
























4 comments:

  1. Hello Laura:
    Amazing! Love the photos and the story. Thanks for sharing these moments.
    Looks like you two are having so much FUN.

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    1. Fun in the sun despite the warming waters which is not making us or the fish happy! Hope all is well with you both in No Cal. Laura

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  2. The puffer fish blew me away, and then I saw the octopus. What a stunning photo. All of your photos are wonderful, of course, but this was particularly inspiring.

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  3. Thank you amiga and have a wonderful trip. Will be looking forward to your amazing photos including the dear camels!

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