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Iguanas, Puerto Vallarta, Sunday 14th February, 2010
Feb 14th, 2010 by susan_dyer

 

On Valentine’s Day we had a very lazy day!!  :)   Shirley, Jim and I took a walk around the Marina, with Shirley doing some shopping at the shops along the way.  While she shopped, I took pictures.  This huge fish caught my eye… Tuna or Marlin? 

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Some of the shops sell clothes, jewelry, art, fishing charter tours.  There are hair salons and Spas.  There are convenience stores….and there are the dreaded Time Share stands.  :)

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I didn’t know whether I should include this photo or not, but it struck me funny at the time so here goes.   Poor “Cheetah”, he just can’t catch a break.    :(

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I also took some pictures of my ugly friends…the little iguanas along the Marina malecon.

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Yikes!  Good thing that he is only about a foot long…nose to tail!  :)

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I saw this pretty flutterby! 

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It took me a minute to realize that there are two iguanas in this photo.

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Mixed in with the iguanas were some red legged crabs!

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You lookin’ at me??

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After our stroll along the Marina, we turned the corner to face the rear, so to speak, of Neptune!!  He stands atop an Art Gallery, and since Jim and I had never been in, we decided to take a look. 

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The Gallery was closed when we got there, it was Sunday, but we were able to stroll around an Atrium located in the centre of the building…

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Gosh, you would think that the sign would say “Caution- Wild Gorilla!”     :)  

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It was a very quiet and restful place, and some of the stores looked amazing.  Time would tell if we made it back before we left Mexico.

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Instead of walking back along the waterfront, we decided to walk along the Golf Course fence.  We saw this large Iguana way off in the distance…

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I looked again and saw that he had a buddy!  :)     These two appeared to be about 6 feet long from tip to tail, but it was hard to tell from such a distance.

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The orange one with the black rings on its tail was quite fast when he got going…

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He was here, there and everywhere…but the golfers just ignored the wildlife! 

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This guy had a face only a mommy or daddy could love…

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This guy, on the other hand, was right up to the fence where we were standing taking the pictures!  He was a bit smaller, closer to 3 feet long.

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I waited and waited to see if I could get a picture of his hot pink tongue!

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After our long stroll, we walked back to the pool for a wonderful, refreshing dip in the water.

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After the swim, we all got ready to go out to dinner for Valentines Day.  We had a great meal and a great time at “Victor’s” Restaurant.  Afterwards, we relaxed on the Balcony.

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Next up, three of us visit the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens!  :)

 

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