Saturday, 31 March 2012

Los Barriles (Day 2)

So, I woke up last night. "What is that @#$#$% noise?" Oh my gosh, it has to be cows walking down the main street, right out in front of the trailer park. So, being COMPLETELY convinced that this is what is was, I got up (.....and yes, made Doug get up as well) and walked out to the main gate by the street. Now, when I mean it sounded like a huge herd of cattle, that is what I mean. Imagine, many cows just walking past on the street, clip-clop, clip-clop. Plus this RV park has a cattle gate at the front!!!!!

Well, was I WRONG!!!!!!!!

Turns out it was Flying Mobula Rays, out on the water....Yup, google them. They are the smaller cousin of the Manta Ray. They fling themselves out of the water, just for fun it seems. We could NOT believe it. We walked down to the beach today, and sure enough, they they were, flinging themselves out of the water. I believe at night, there are MANY more of them. The noise went on for at least 45 minutes and it was constant. Super cool. Here is a picture, although you will just have to take my word for it.....I know, so much blue, sorry! Try to ignore it and just look for the mobulas, they are WAY out past the bouy on the right, but imagine thousands of them all doing this at the same time in the middle of the night!! Doug thinks that the name is like a circus act!! They look like they are maybe 2 to 3 feet wide.

Anyway, here is the park, as promised. Pretty nice. HUGE expat population here but everyone is really nice. spots are a bit close, but, hey, there is the sun.  

We are parked right behind this long wall on the left-hand side of this picture, right poolside! You just can't see us. It is a really l-o-n-g way around, that 50 feet or so!.

This is a beautiful beach, and there were actually people on this one, but it isn't as nice as Tecolote. There are lots of homes on this one, oh and......

Cows, yup, just loose!!!!!

The park is right down this street to the end and turn left and there you will find us and our cows!! Not sure where they all go at night but now I know for certain it isn't them clopping down the street!! It's those crazy flying mobula rays!!!! (....darn those crazy things, can't they keep the noise down??!!)

Thanks for the help with the cows today everyone! Oh, and apparently, the talk of the park is the fact that MOST people felt an earthquake (tiny one). I guess Doug & I just aren't observant enough because we were just walking back from the beach and we heard lots of people talking about it!

Tomorrow there is an art show in town so we will ride our bikes into that! Stay tuned!!

(No make-up still...but LOTS of sunscreen!! ) 

1 comment:

  1. this site looks the mots photogenic for sure! nice trees and shade that i see dad has seeked out dont burn your bald noggin......those rays are rad!