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Saturday, February 3, 2018

A relaxing day off watching the pelicans

The day started off cloudy, but by noon there was nothing but blue sky and sunshine.

We decided we needed some exercise, and the bay that we are in has very few waves. Seemed like a good time to get out our Intex Challenger K2 Kayak for a little paddle.

And exercise it was!

First, you get exercise setting it up. It only takes about 20 minutes, but you have to pump up the two air chambers and carry it down to the beach.

Then, you get exercise paddling!

Out for a paddle in the kayak.

There is actually quite a current in the bay. Probably has something to do with the tide, but we made sure to paddle against the current. It took both of us paddling hard to make any headway. But coming back the other way was pretty easy!

Fishing boats.

Lots of birds around.

It's fun to watch the pelicans.

 White pelicans. 

 The brown pelicans fly right on the surface of the water, but we never see the white ones doing that.


More birds.

And then, you get more exercise getting the air out of the boat, cleaning it, and putting it away.

The whole experience takes about an hour and a half for a 45 minute kayak ride. But, we had nothing else to do, so why not. 

Then, we took the bicycles to the other side of the highway on the Gulf of Mexico side of the bay. I didn't bring the big camera, but I thought I had brought my phone for pictures. But, I had forgot the phone in the motorhome. Oh well... no pictures from our bike ride.

We've had a good three days here at Isla Aguada, but it's time to move on! Next stop, the city of Campeche only 171 kms (105 miles) away. We'll do the drive this morning, and then at 3:00pm we go for a city tour, then dinner, then some kind of light show afterwards. 

Busy day ahead!


  1. Replies
    1. Glad that you enjoyed the post and the pictures. :-)

  2. Asounds like fun days ahead. Enjoy!

  3. Need a small shop vac to inflate/deflate! I actually carried a full sized compressor in our RV. Pretty sure the air bag compressor could have been used as well. But I know you like your exercise!Beaches are only going to get better heading around the Yuc!

    1. You're right, I like the exercise. That's the main reason for doing it!

  4. Lots of good seafood in Campeche!

    1. Surprisingly enough that seafood wasn't one of our three choices for an entree at our dinner out last night. Everyone enjoyed their meals though, they were delicious!

  5. Love the pelican pictures. There are huge brown pelicans in Playa Los Muertos, PV that glide effortlessly just skimming the waters or suddenly fly up and dive sharply to catch a fish! So much fun to watch these birds.
    I admire your energy ...going kayaking, then a bicycling?! More power to you two!

    1. Thank you Lynnette!

      These pelicans just glided effortlessly inches above the water as well. We didn't see them diving for food though, they must get enough scraps from the fishermen that they don't have to go looking for it themselves. When we were in the Baja though we would watch them "dive bomb" for the fish. They were fun to watch and the noise of them diving down and hitting the water sounded like mini explosions going off, it would wake us up first thing in the morning.

  6. We have our kayak with us but have not pulled it out yet. Oh yes we are in the desert, that is probably why. You have motivated us to get it out when we see water. Thanks. Safe Travels.

    1. We like to make sure we use what we bring with us otherwise it means that we have to get rid of it. ;-)

      We wanted to use it in the States but it was too wet and cold so we were glad to get it out the other day. Now we are just waiting for another good opportunity to use it.


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