Puerto Morelos Beach- Familias Bien Preparadas

Sunday was a busy day at the beach in Puerto Morelos. Even though the beach was packed, it was great to see there was no trash and no drunks causing trouble, just lots of lovely families enjoying the ocean and sand. I wonder how many of them are itching like I am today? Pinches aguas malas!

I'm always amazed at just how much STUFF people bring to the beach! There were families with multiple tents, dining room chairs, banquet tables, full garrafons of water, you name it, they brought it! So, the theme of today's beach photos is "Familias Bien Preparadas" ("Well Prepared Families"). I've posted a short video at the end of a 360 view from "our" spot. Enjoy!












Comments

islagringo said…
Wow! And I get upset if I have to take more than a towel to lie on!
My3Ro's said…
I want to go to the beach. I think I would be one of those people who bring the house along too. At least I like to think I would be.
JoAnne in CT said…
Wow!! How the heck do they lug all that stuff through the sand???
Jonna said…
Heh! They have kids to lug it!

Reminds me of reservoirs where we used to go water skiing in Calif, you'd come around a corner and out there in the middle of nowhere would be this family compound with tents and shade and a buffet laid out. These are people that get up early in the morning, I guarantee it!
heatherinparadise said…
That's how I go to the beach, minus the kickass canopy that I covet (say that 10 times fast). This might be why you will hardly ever find me at the beach.
barry said…
I am glad to see there are beachgoing Disciples there who belong to the same church as I do,,"OUR LADY OF THE 6 P's"..let us pray....prior planning prevents piss poor partying .....Amennnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.
Jackie said…
There is a beach on the Columbia River about 40 minutes from me that I go to occasionally. It is a nice sand beach with a very refreshing cool river to swim in. The area is very much agricultural and there are alot of migrant farm workers and their families who came to this beach on Sundays. It amazes me how much stuff they bring. I and most of the other gringos (are we called gringos in our own country?) simply have a chair or towel to sit on and maybe a small cooler. The Mexican families look just like they do in your photos. Tents, grills, tables, all kinds of plastic chairs, stuff, stuff and even more stuff. The other thing that I notice is like in Mexico the girls mostly swim with their clothes on even if they have a swim suit on underneath.
Lisa (LGMB) said…
LoL I don't go so prepared. At one time we had a lil tent we carried a couple of times but it was hot to sit in it, so I just opt for the blankie, a few towels, a cooler, sun block, my cell, and maybe laptop.

Beautiful beach though but a lil scary since I know about the sea lice now :)

~Lisa
Anonymous said…
Thank you my friend! I was having beach withdraw. Love Puerto Morelos!
KW from Michigan
islagringo said…
question for jackieinpdx: do these people clean up after themselves, removing all their garbage? islagringo
Jackie said…
Wayne,
Nope. Just like in Mexico.
islagringo said…
I was hoping that it was a learned behaviour that could be corrected by observation and imitation. Guess not. I think it was John Calypso who did a wonderful article on why Mexicans just throw trash anywhere. I'll have to look it up.
CancunCanuck said…
ARGH!!!! I just spent twenty-five minutes doing individual replies to comments and Blogger gave me an error message when I tried to submit and I lost everything, grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

So now I am being lazy and going for the general "Thanks all", LOL. I love all your comments my beautiful readers, you always make me laugh, keep'em coming!

Wayne, it was really weird that PM was so clean, especially considering how many people and how much STUFF there was. Everyone was quite diligent in picking up their trash, a nice change from the public beaches in Cancun.
Sandye in Kansas said…
I'm afraid I'd be going to the beach that way, too. I tend to take half my house with me when I go anywhere. :D

In answer to your question, "I think it's so lovely that you are reading all the blogs at once, it must be an interesting way to do it. So, did you go backwards or forwards, from the end to the beginning or the other way around? LOL," I read them from the beginning to the end...they make a lot more sense that way.

I'm sorry about your aguas malas. They sound like nasty little critters. :(
I see where your "little critters" may have come from. The seaweed along the edge of the water seems to always be the culprit for me!! Seems to always harbor those critters.
Rob said…
Thanks for the pics and especially the video. That is the beach at the end of the street from my house. You have made me homesick!

Sigh...
mexpat said…
Wow! I've never seen proper camping tents like that anywhere but Tulum!
CancunCanuck said…
Sandye- If I had all those helpers, I might take more with me too! I think it's so great that you are reading all these blogs like books, saves on the Amazon bill and gives you the "real deal feel" of living in Mexico. :)

Trixie- Yep, the sea grass was probably the culprit. When I got home and took off the 'kini, it was full of the stuff so the critters were hanging around munching for hours! (Note to self, clean boobies before leaving beach).

Rob- Hey Hi, nice to see you round these parts! We've been loving PM, especially since the beaches in Cancun are so iffy these days. I've been thinking of you, saw a piece on ex-pats abandoning PM on Canal 10, here's a link.... http://canal10qroo.com/cancun/?p=1133. Hope life is well in Canada, eh?

Mexpat- Oh, the tents were out in full force that day, tonnes of them! I kind of wondered what holiday was happening that I didn't know about!
Heather said…
Many things come to mind, but mainly. at least if someone tries to take my stuff, i will see them, lol!

-h
Anonymous said…
We just flew back from spending 5 nights in Puerto Morelos. The sand was nice and powerdy, but too much seaweed.

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