November 20, 2018
Buena Vista Beach Resort

Yesterday we ended up at Buena Vista Beach Resort and it was everything we hoped for in a hotel and more.

When we headed up to the hot spring pool Rob was wearing his cowboy hat and a fellow that was already there said: “hey… are you from Texas”?

Turns out they were and one of them offered to trade his baseball cap for the cowboy hat.

The offer was declined but that started the conversation.

They told us they had a fishing charter for the next day and neither of their wives wanted to go and they have booked it for four.

So they asked Rob if he wanted to go out with them.

Who could resist… and the next day was Rob’s birthday as well.

I woke Rob up around 5:45 and after some serious thought, he finally decided to go out.

There had been some hot peppers consumed the day before that weren’t sitting well but I had brought along my sea bands and Gravol and off he went.

Needless to say, he had a wonderful time and there was no seasickness involved.

Between the three of them, they caught four wahoo with Rob catching the biggest.

4 flags for the wahoo

4 flags for the wahoo

The record for the most wahoo caught in one day is seven and it’s been a long time since anyone has caught four.

They were the talk of the resort!

Rob and the wahoo

Rob and the wahoo

The fish were given to the resort and we had a meal on the house.

The wahoo was prepared as sashimi (so good), grilled and in a sort of breadstick. There was one other dish that I can’t remember what it was called but the fish was raw and mixed with onions and limes.

And… guess what the catch of the day was on the menu? Wahoo!!

Now while Rob was out having all this fun, I was having a fabulous time.

I got up when he did and walked the beach. Then came back and spent some time in the gardens trying to take pictures of the birds that I could hear but not see.

Inca Dove

Inca Dove

Gila Woodpecker

Gila Woodpecker

Cactus Wren

Cactus Wren

Gila Woodpecker on wall

Gila Woodpecker on wall

The day was spent puttered, lounging, swimming, napping, reading a book and generally enjoyed myself.

…And so ended day two in Mexico.

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The next few days were spent in lounging, walking the beach, swimming and just hanging out.

During that time we sampled three different rooms as the ones we were in had already been booked. Some people had been coming here for over 30 years.

So, now we have a favourite room as well if we come back again.

One day we took a trip back over to the other harbour for me to take pictures of the pelicans and one got so friendly he came right out of the water.

Brown Pelican

Brown Pelican preening

Brown Pelican preening

Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret

But my favourite bird was the Magnificent Frigatebird. They are the ones that the male can puff out its chest like a red balloon.

Magnificent Frigatebird

Magnificent Frigatebird

The next couple of days were spent relaxing, eating, swimming and enjoying the sun.

Life is good!

I can’t recommend Buena Vista Beach Resort enough. The place is lovely, the staff are helpful, good at their jobs and will go out of their way to accommodate. It’s like a home away from home.

View out our window at dawn

View out our window at dawn

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