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Guess where Mexico

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My first visit to Mexico was many years ago. Boy , did we have a time !!!
Guess where . Pretty easy.
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This is easy.

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Anyone recognize this?

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Who is this man, where is the statue, and what did he do that got him a statue?

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Corona virus wasn't an issue at the Last Supper, nor for this recreation. But where did these marvelous sculptor do his work?

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This plaza and cathedral are off the ordinary tourist track. It is a capital city.

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And one final one from this posting flurry. Any one know what church this is?

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Corona virus wasn't an issue at the Last Supper, nor for this recreation. But where did these marvelous sculptor do his work?

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My guess is Puerto Vallarta off the Malecon. I have seen some big sand sculptures there but not this big.

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My guess is Puerto Vallarta off the Malecon. I have seen some big sand sculptures there but not this big.

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Bingo!. We were there shortly before Santa Semana (Holy Week). We were amazed by both the scale and the incredible artistry involved. And then there is the Zen element, in that this will all soon wash away.

People like this artist must be hurting really badly. I am looking forward to being able to return to Mexico, to do something to help get the tourism portion of their economy back to some semblance of activity.
 

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Can you believe this is the other side of picturesque Land's End and Los Arcos (easyrider's post #1), on Solmar Beach? The rip tide, currents, and waves have killed a tourist almost every year since we've been going down there.
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Can you believe this is the other side of picturesque Land's End and Los Arcos (easyrider's post #1), on Solmar Beach? The rip tide, currents, and waves have killed a tourist almost every year since we've been going down there.View attachment 19403
Our very first trip to Mexico (other than a jaunt to Tijuana 45 years ago when we were in San Diego) was to Solmar Beach - via a TUG direct exchange!!!! We swapped our Point at Poipu week for a week at a TUGgers whole ownership unit. That opened our eyes to MX as an option. We rather quickly decided that we preferred Puerto Vallarta to Cabo. Then a couple of years ago we discovered Zihua .....

Here is a favorite Solmar Beach shot from that first visit. The apparent calmness of the water is quite deceiving.

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Beautiful photo, T_R_Oglodyte! We love walking along the beach, but stay well up from the water line.View attachment 19407
When dealing with the power of waves and currents, "fetch", which relates to the distance from nearest shore to nearest shore, is an important consideration. At Solmar, with waves coming from the south, the fetch extends from Solmar to Antarctica - one of the longest "fetches" on the globe.
 

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Can you believe this is the other side of picturesque Land's End and Los Arcos (easyrider's post #1), on Solmar Beach? The rip tide, currents, and waves have killed a tourist almost every year since we've been going down there.View attachment 19403

Yup, those waves on Divorce Beach are pretty big. I remember a newlywed couple was washed out and drowned off Divorce Beach one year.

We were at Sunset Beach and the resort has a person watching guests that get too close to the Ocean. I was fishing in front of PBSB and had multiple resort people come tell me about the wave until one guy stood behind me until I decided to go farther down the beach. I did manage to hook a large Sierra which I gave to the people fishing near me.

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We saw someone get swept off of the rocks at the south end of the beach. A youngish couple (20's) was standing on the rocks. The surf wasn't that big, but it is Divorce beach so... At any rate, the inevitable large wave came in and swamped them. The guy somehow held on and the girl was knocked off of the rocks. We couldn't see her for a good 30 seconds then her head popped up right near the rocks. The guy that she was with didn't make a move but her sister (we spoke to them later) somehow ran over, grabbed her sister's arm and dragged her sister up on the rocks. Since the waves had gone back to normal they were able to scamper back to the beach. The girl who was swept off of the rocks was a bloody mess - I am sure that she still has scars. It was so, so scary. She is luck to be alive, and lucky that her sister rescued her. I have always wondered about that guy. He just stood there even though he could reach out and grab the her - her sister managed it.
 

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Is this near Banderas Bay ? I don't think I have been here but I think I would like to visit.

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You're in the vicinity. Need to be more specific.
 

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Petting whales.

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