Some people may decide to hate you for no reason,
Simply because your confidence reminds them of their insecurities.
Ali B. Moe
|Cardons 30' up against blue sky|
When we first entered the bay and saw a long line of red buoys crossing the entrance of the bay we wondered if that meant that we weren't allowed to anchor past them but did anyway since we saw one other boat already anchored beyond. Speaking to people who have visited here since 1995 and now live here full time, we learned that this line of buoys indicates the main route the majority of whale-sharks use when feeding. We had also wondered why pangas who generally go zooming by at high speed only drive slow near that area, they are careful of the whale-sharks as they bring good tourism money. They love to watch or swim with these docile creatures.
|White granite rock formation|
Locals here fish for bass, chocolate and butter clams, octopus, mussels, and more. We are told the diversity is quite rich. Speaking with locals we learn that coyotes love to catch rays buried in the sand, play with them a while, then eat them. We haven't witnessed that yet but it answers one of the questions we had as to what composes some of the coyotes' diet. Rays would be an easy tasty target. Coyotes will also 'steal' anything that smells of food so it's best not to leave anything unattended that has or had vittles inside.
Bahia La Mona has approximately 60 homes or trailers along its coastline. No one has electricity or water; they use generators, solar panels, and have water trucked in so it keeps things very quiet. There are no stores or businesses around and at this time of the year, only two of the homes have occupants. Only one family lives here year-round. We met them; they are ex-cruisers who fell in love with Mexico as many others. They let us use their internet to check emails, quite a luxury in this part of the Sea where internet or phone connections are rare, if they work at all. The nearest town with basic supplies is 10 miles away and it takes 1 hour to drive there as the road is not kept up but again, it keeps this place 'remote' and calm.
|Whale bones in well landscaped yard|
Someone built a small salt water pond for turtles in front of their homes. It is no longer used but it would've been interesting to see how they worked with the turtles. We are told however that it probably wasn't 'legal' to do so… Who's to know?
|Green lagoon and mountains|
|Reflection of mountains in lagoon waters at low tide|
|Huge lagoon/estuary at the end of the bay|