Mike and I explored the Mexican Yucatán Peninsula for 2 weeks of flyfishing (Mike), diving (Stacey), snorkeling, Maya ruins, a colonial city, cenotes, quite a few hammocks and lots of great food.

When Mike flew home I headed to San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas for 2 weeks of Spanish study with a small group in tow. We lived with host families and visited area sights including villages, museums, and ruins.

When the group flew home I bused to San Pedro La Laguna on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala for a week of planning for future growth of the Beca Project (link below) and meeting our sponsored kids and their families.

When our daughter Mariah and her husband Greg invited us to share a timeshare in Quintana Roo between Christmas and New Years, a new chapter to this blog was added. HAPPY TRAILS!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fishing Success and Dinner on the Beach

Our last day in Tulum; after a week at Posada Luna del Sur it’s like a home away from home and I’m a little sad to move on. In the 1st photo I’m posing with another of Gabriella’s towel creations (a peacock) and the 2nd is a view of the lounges on the roof top.

Mike headed out before dawn for the flats, determined to find the right combination of location, timing, tides, and fly. Other days the fish would follow his fly but turned up their wet noses because the smell wasn’t right. He walked down the beach looking for hermit crabs and found rings in the sand, apparently from a local fisherman’s buckets; he looked around and found part of a dead hermit crab and made this fly:

Tadaaa! He landed 4 including one of the biggest bonefish he’s ever caught - it made 2 really long runs out through the flat.

That was the best part for him. The best part for me was when he came home and told me the story. :-)

We headed to an open air restaurant on the beach for our last dinner in Tulum - the pictures don’t do it justice. Bus trip to Valladolid tomorrow. HAPPY TRAILS!

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