Most of Jorge’s family comes from a small fishing village called Chabihau, about 45 minutes from Merida (3 – 4 hours from Cancun).
Chabihau is set on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, and it also has a large lagoon.
During the summer, flocks of dozens of flamingos will often migrate to the lagoon at Chabihau. People who live there are used to it, but I get pretty friggin excited!!
Last weekend, Jorge and I went to visit his family in Chabihau. We could see flamingos on the lagoon from his aunt’s house, but they weren’t close enough to get a good photo. Sooooo Jorge’s dad took us out to another spot on the lagoon to get a closer look.
Finally, after cautiously stepping over broken shells and sand crabs, we got to the other side for some slightly closer photos of the flamingos on the lagoon.
Tomorrow: Combing the beach at Chabihau for seashells at sunset.