After visiting Tulum, we went to a lovely beach on the Riviera Maya called La Playa Parariso. The sand was pure white and the reef that runs for 70 miles along the coast offers gentle waves and warm waters. There was a nice little beach club offering drinks and traditional Mexican fare. I can’t wait to go back.
I was sitting at La Playa Paraiso after a swim with my lady and looking to the sky for pelicans when I noticed this scene. A man taking a picture of his bathing beauty lady was enough to attract my attention. However, I had been observing the young man in the hat holding court under the palm tree for some time. I liked the juxtaposition of the two hats and took the picture. It wasn’t until I saw it on my 27″ display that I noticed the pat on the tush.
It’s fun to watch the street peddlers and hucksters in Mexico. Each one has their own unique shtick. They are all pretty harmless and not agressive like they are in Waikiki. They won’t chase you down the street.
There are the pretty girls in tight dresses that flirt with you. The young men that act like you know them and that you are their best friends. People who are giving stuff away for free or so they say. Then there is this guy, the hat guy who is so happy he just can’t stand it!
As we sat sipping margaritas and watching the setting sun in Cancun eventually the waiters had to lower the awnings to protect our eyes. I became fascinated with the shadows of sombreros on the awnings and took this picture.