Chahue Bay, Hualtulco 2

HANGING OUT IN HUALTULCO
Doesn't it look like the back feet are on the wrong legs?
February 19, 2014

We have been back since the 9th, but I haven't felt like blogging. The wifi signal is not reaching the boat and I don't want to haul the computer to the restaurant across the street. I feel tired and lazy these days and I'm going to indulge myself. Chahue is pretty and the livin' is easy; it may be awhile before we head out.

I could see this place turning into a Black Hole.  By that I mean a place that pulls you in and holds you far beyond the time you had intended to stay. We've hit a few Black Holes. I probably would stay here for a few years if:
1. We weren't only 350 nm away from finishing the circumnavigation.
2. The wifi signal consistently reached the boat.
3. The showers had hot water and were in an enclosed building.
The draw of the place is such that I think I could even overlook those minor issues though.  Maybe....
A few more birds:
Rufous-backed Thrush
Endemic to Western Mexico
Vermilion Flycatcher
Groove-billed Ani

Chahue Bay, Hualtulco 1

December 15, 2013
We are moored in Marina Chahue and I am enjoying myself very much.  There are great birding areas to walk to around the marina and I have already gotten 15 lifers. After the sad and anxious months spent at home last hurricane season, I really needed a place like this. Yesterday, I got in a bird wave and I didn't know where to look first!  It was frustration at its most excellent.  The climate is cooler and less buggy than Chiapas and we can walk to the grocery and restaurants. Unfortunately, I need to go back home for some medical tests.  We are going back in a few days and hope to return February 9th. 
 
A few locals:                                
West Mexican Chachalaca
Endemic
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Cinnamon Hummingbird
Orange-breasted Bunting
Red-breasted Chat
White-lored Gnatcatcher
Not an endemic or lifer but I just love this bird and since I am the editor, he gets his picture put up.
Yellow-winged Cacique
Isn't he something?