Saturday, July 3, 2010

The walls come tumbling down

Apparently Homex officials were less than pleased with the look of their two model homes after a tour of the homes during the recent Homex confab held at the Inn of Loreto Bay. No word on what took place during the meeting, but shortly after the bigwigs left town workers started tearing down walls and those odd square dome-y things perched on the tops of the homes. As far as we’re concerned, this can only be considered an improvement and a smart move on the part of Homex. But it does beg the question: What were they thinking when they approved those architectural plans?!

Closer to home, some contractors have started removing the security fencing and cleaning up the construction mess from around the clusters. Although we did hear from some home owners living a bit farther south that the gates around their homes had been put back up to prevent damage to exposed wires.

Another sign that things are picking up in Loreto Bay is the trimming of the palm trees along the Paseo. Crews were out all last week cutting off the dead fronds, making the trees appear much healthier and happier. I’ve often wondered, though, how these trees manage to survive with virtually no water. Although Fonatur regularly waters the palms in Nopolo, north of Loreto Bay, I’ve yet to see any watering on our end of the Paseo.

On another note, we found a surprising guest in our courtyard this evening – a little frog. We can’t imagine how it got into the courtyard or where it came from but it was nice to see. Maybe it’ll take up residence in our fountain, but if that’s the case it will have to fight off the birds that regularly stop by to take a quick dip.

And speaking of critters, one of our Founder's neighbors took us out on his beautiful boat earlier this week and we came upon two separate pods of incredible dolphins. It was our first sighting of dolphins and they put on quite a spectacular show, leaping and diving alongside the boat. Our host and his captain, Chino, went out of their way to give us this wonderful experience. Chino got out his binoculars and called other boats to find out if there were any dolphins in the area. And boy, did we hit the jackpot! First we came upon a group of large grey bottlenose dolphins and just minutes later a much larger group of smaller dolphins, both near Puerto Escondido. Without a doubt, it was the very best day we've had since we moved to Loreto Bay.

We had another first a couple of days ago - sprinkles of rain! It's the first time we've seen any precipitation since we arrived. It was very short-lived but it was still rain!

1 comment:

Sue said...

Those dolphin pics need to go to Loni for the calendar, nice!