Thursday, April 30, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 12 - The only place to be in Mexico right now...

We are in the middle of a five day shutdown here in Mexico, and escaping to the beach seems the best place to be right now, where there is only a partial closure. This shot was taken at quiet and tranquil Pie de la Cuesta, not far fom Acapulco, but with schools closing for ten days, and British Council workers being sent home to the UK, I am now up at Puerto Vallata, a larger, much more well known beach resort. Here it is much quieter than usual, but there are no face masks in sight, and most places are open until midnight, unlike my home Mexico City where there is currently a total shutdown. We are now awaiting instructions from the Mexican Government on Tuesday, to see if the schools will reopen and we can go back to work, and back to some kind of normality. In the meantime bars here are offering a free Swine flu shot with every drink or meal purchased... ( which is a tequila shot of course...)
For more details on how the country and city have been affected, please check out the last two posts, and for more shadow shots around the world, please click here for Hey Harriet

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! and it does seem to be the place to be! Hope things get better soon! Stay well, take care!

nature ramblings said...

Sorry you are having so much trouble down there. I think a few shots of tequilla might just be the thing for swine flu. Beautiful shadow picture and glad you are able to enjoy your days off. Thanks for sharing and take care!

Wildeve said...

Nice
shot of the hammock! i hope things get better soon. Stay well!

Hey Harriet said...

Nice shadow shot! I'm so sorry about what is happening over there. I sure hope things get better soon for you all.

That is the chicken said...

Oooooh! This is where I want to be! Hope things get less stressful down there soon.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love that recreation shadow of the hammock! Very beautiful! I really feel sorry for you there! Hope the tensions settle soon for you!

final_transit said...

Hi Catherine,
Oh I finally found your blog (you never wrote the url on my site)... lol. I hope the flu gets in control soon, its been very alarming indeed and the beach seems to be a perfect getaway!
cheers, Priyank

indiajourney said...

hey, nice shadow shot! the place looks nice and inviting. Take care, and stay safe.

kristine said...

you did the right thing!! smart thinking. Also, in my highly medical opinion, tequila is the best preventative action you can take when it comes to any kind of influenza. Have fun!

M.Kate said...

Hi Catherine, hope this swine flu is over soonest and meanwhile, stay safe. Lovely shadow for sure, I'd love to be there.hugs...M

Catherine said...

Thanks for all your kind words this week, and yes I am so glad that normality is back on the horizon..

A Cuban In London said...

That's a great shot. I hope you're OK.

Greetings from London.

Catherine said...

hi Cuban... yes am still fine thanks and just back from a double beach holiday!! greetings from Mexico x

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