Our Mexican Field Trip 2005

Day 20: Huatulco

Total Mileage: Approximately 7701 kms
Arrival: April 5, 2005 - 5:00 PM
Departure: April 7, 2005
Temperature High: 36 C

Today we departed from Hogar Infantile about 10AM and arrived on the Pacific Coast to an area known as the Bahia de Huatulco where we found a campgound to which we were the only residents. Huatulco is a region that consists of several villages on different bays in the region. The land after leaving San Cristobal was arid, and the trees had no leaves. Due to the dryness during the winter, although it is very hot, the trees drop their leaves due to the lack of moisture. Most towns are green because the boulevards and yards are watered. You could succesfully grow crops year round here but you would need a supply of fresh water and an irrigation system. It makes you realize just how important water is for life. "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37-38).

This cactus is about 20 feet tall.

There are a wide variety of new species of flowers in every location we have been to. In this region we saw lime, mango and papaya groves, and many coconut plantations.

"Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth" (Psalm 104:6-9). God promised never again to destroy the earth with a world-wide mountain covering flood as in the days of Noah. He has set a bound that they might not pass over the earth again.

Dan and I had a chance to go fishing.

We fished for an hour and caught one Tula.

For 400 pesos ($40.00), you can charter a boat and captain with all the fishing gear.

For that price they also cook the fish with all the fixings. It was very good and fed all five of us.

We had a chance to do a little more snorkeling and saw some pretty big schools of fish.

Ocozocoautla Last Update : 4/2/2005 Acapulco

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