Monday, January 15, 2007

Surf was up for 'body boarding' at Paradise

PARADISE VILLAGE, Nayarit, Mexico - The surf was up today, higher than when we left 10 days ago making the body boarding (the sport-formerly-known-as-boogie-boarding) a lot of fun. It was old home week at the Vallarta Yacht Club with Jim & Myrna Keitges from the sailing vessel Blue Moon and also Bob & Judy Lyon from the sailing vessel Lyon Around.

While the crew of Blue Moon didn't take to the boogie boards (oops), Jim's sister Cathy and her husband Fred did, proving that Iowans can surf quite nicely, thank you very much.

Dangerous surf
Surf's up, amigos

In addition to the boards, there were quite a few parasailers zooming over the tops of the beach. Several years ago, a woman went over a crane at a downtown hotel and got hung up in her parachute and had to wait hours for the fire department to come and cut her down.

No thanks.

Getting a good view of the beach

Parasail on the the ground
Waiting for a customer

The vendors were having a busy day today, too, even though the beach wasn't quite as littered with tourists as in the past.

Buying jewelry
Shopping for the perfect bracelet

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