Saturday, January 28, 2012

Last Round of Pics from Mexico

On my last morning in Mexico, I got up early and took more photos (we had to leave the resort at 11:45). I took another shot of those fun frogs and then headed for the beach to see the sunrise.

Along the way, I saw these guys who apparently were not on the clock yet.

This guy seemed to be out of place adjusting the deck chairs in his waiting attire.

I have not looked these birds up but they are apparently the Mexican equivalent to our starlings, blackbirds, or crows. They can be loud and obnoxious, however, when they are melodious their warble is particular clear and fluid.

Under these domes are the fabulous buffets. They really are great. The food is excellent and there are many dishes you wouldn't find in a typical American restaurant or buffet. The best part, however, was the cheeses and the fresh fruit (oh and the fresh squeezed grapefruit juice!!).

Later in the day, while we were on the bus on the way to the airport in Cancun, there was an absolute downpour.

These guys who cleaned the beach and raked the sand really fascinated me.

I believe that this is the same father and little girl that I photographed building sand castles on the beach in the preceding set of photos. He was a very attentive father and I took an excessive number of photos of the two because they were so sweet together.

There were more people out early this morning than there were on the preceding morning.

I had noticed that the plovers really liked this section of beach and were quite oblivious to all the people around them even when the beach was full.

At our last breakfast, we found ourselves at the table of our favorite waiter, Daniel. We didn't bring a lot of bills with us so after breakfast I brought a little extra tip back. While I was there another waiter grabbed Daniel and suggested I photograph them.

Daniel is the shy, sweet one on the left. Before we left, he made me a little rose from a paper napkin.

The jaguar (and a feathered serpent) were particularly significant gods to the Mayans so there we many statues of jaguars around the resort. I photographed a few (we always meant to go to the different hotels so I could photograph the different statuary (each hotel had its own theme)) but we never did.

It is always fun to see tiny ones at the beach with their parents - this guy was crabby. But often, the littlest ones are full of wonder.

Yoga on the beach anyone? (wouldn't your clothes fill up with sand?)

In the two photos above and the two below, you see members of our group saying goodbye to the beach.

The scene below was my last shot at the beach. I was walking along when I saw his mannequin head out of the corner of my eye - it startled me at first - making it a good subject for a photo.

If you are curious to see what kind of souvenirs I brought home for the girls, you can find them here.

If you are curious about what I did my first day in Mexico, you can check out my first post.

If you want to see the photos from my second day in Mexico, you can check out my second post.


  1. Looks like a great time! Not long enough though, huh?

  2. What a relaxing get a way. Enjoyed your photos

  3. Gorgeous images Melissa. You know I love your B&W images. Looks so warm.

  4. Wonderful pics! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Some really pretty shots of your trip. I especially liked the beachrakers silhouetted against the beach and water.