|The Whimbrel reminds me of a large hummingbird!|
South of Tucson by about 4 and half hours in car, Puerto Peñasco(or known by many as Rocky Point) is located near the US border. The sleepy little homes along the beach offer many a great place to relax and escape the crazy life of the big city. It also offers magnificent views of the ocean, birds, marine life, and a little Mexican culture.
|At low tide, this area makes me think that these rocks are a home to the crab people|
On this trip, I was enraptured by the incredible wildlife found in this area. And for the first time, I saw Rocky Point in a new light. For many years, I had considered the town an ugly stain near the border but only because I stayed in the downtown area. Over the years, we rented the condos on the beach and it has helped change my perspective from ugly to gorgeous:)
|I discovered this beauty at a low tide pool! What a find! I also found Starfish and other fun critters.|
|Turkey Vulture flying over the beach along Rocky Point|
It can be challenging for people to accept the "dirty parts" around some areas.....or the bottles floating in the ocean waters. So it does take some training to "ignore"(if that's even possible). After seeing amazing environmental programs in Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Chile, Peru, etc etc, it's difficult to look at Mexico in the same way because it's nowhere near environmentally conscience as these countries mentioned above. But let's stick to the positive because there was a lot of good from this trip.....
But for now, I'll leave you with our team of wonderful friends. It was an incredible 4 days and I hope to go back again next year for some more incredible finds. Stay tuned for more from our trip this week to the Sea of Cortez and her islands. More tomorrow.....