Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 10 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Sunday at the Beach

We like the beach on Easter Sunday. We like the hour and a half drive to the Sea of Cortez, past planted fields of tomatoes and chamomile, through small towns whose churches are packed with people and roadside stalls filled with bags of oranges and potatoes.  A lot of other people like the beach, too.

The south beaches of Huatabampito, by Sunday mid morning, are easy and slow, with lazy waves, and a few people hanging on, catching the sun rays, playing cards on rickety old tables. 

We can walk for miles, collect shells and study the brilliant blue jelly fish, and see only a handful of people on a beach that just hours earlier was packed with Rv's and temporary tarp and cardboard houses. These are people who have been here all week and realize that it's time to get back to the real world. We have been on the south beach before on a Saturday and decided we only need to be there on Sunday.

In between the south and north beaches is a shore side residential stretch with miles of assorted beach homes, small casitas, large two story homes and fenced off lots that for Semana Santa are filled with temporary dwellings and extended families and friends. Cars cruise up and down the one lane sand beach road and small roadside stalls sell shrimp and marlin and dried beef. The houses are on the water side and the stretches of sand here are packed with volleyball games, boats coming in and out and homeowners with barbecue pits on the beach.

The north beach, at noon, is still jam packed with crowds of people.These are the families who have waited since last Semana Santa, to get to the playa for one day and who will not give up a  piece of that beautiful trip until the last sun ray has settled beneath the horizon. These are the families who will drive out of the beach as late as midnight, which is one reason we get to the beach around ten in the morning and leave around three pm.

We also like the north beach, where it can be difficult to walk without joining a volleyball or soccer beach game, where it is actually possible to run into a family of Alamensens and where you can eat non stop from one end to the other.
In the photo below Senor is heading right into the crowd that will stretch for miles and miles.

We like to spend our Easter day here, right along with everyone else................
Hope you had a great fin de semana!
Linda Lou


Chris said...

Hi Linda, looks like a wonderful place for a walk. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

kattz*cottage said...

What a beautiful day at the beach! Looking at your pictures I can smell the ocean air & feel the tropical breeze....I know you had a wonderful Easter!

Joel said...

Hey, I had a great time reading your website. Would you please consider adding a link to my website on your page. Please email me back.



Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

Hi chris, thanks for stopping by. I have been slacking on the blog, but it's because I have a cool project going on. I'll post about it later!! LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

hi girl, Mom pointed out to me yesterday that I have not posted since Easter! so I am back at it. BUT my project is taking my time! More later!!!

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

hey, Joel, heckayeah1 will get to this as soon as I can. my mom is cranky that I have not posted more, so I am back in the groove. LL

Linda Lou and Senor, Too said...

oh, oooopps, you aren't my Joel, wrong Joel!! sorry, but I don't do that sort of thing......LL