The last couple days have been very relaxing. We went snorkeling a couple days ago at Las Gatas beach. Most of the pictures didn’t turn out but I did get a few:
Scorpion fish we saw while snorkeling
Large anchor. I don’t think it is for the local panga boats 😉
It’s always interesting to watch the locals to see how their economy works. It seems this area of Mexico governs their local vendors quite strictly as we saw an official walking up and down the beach checking on licenses etc. Here is a local vendor that set up shop near us in the water on top of a algae covered rock selling raw oysters and mussels.
One of my goals while down in Zihuatanejo was to learn how to use our new camera for both above and below water photos. Over the past couple days I discovered a way to make the pictures I took in my previous post much better – check out yesterdays post as the pictures are a lot better than originally posted. RAW file storage combined with some magical computer software allowed me to adjust the white balance on the pictures I previously took to make them look a whole lot better. Every day that I have been reading and trying new ideas with our new camera; resulting in better pictures. I am hoping our next dive this Wednesday will also prove to be an improvement in photography as I figured out how to force the flash to fire even if the camera thinks there is enough light. This should allow for significantly more vibrant pictures; at least I hope so.
We heard that groceries have been going up in price back home. Today we went into town to get more groceries on one of the side streets; turns out Sunday was probably not the best day for this as it was very busy. We ended up paying 30 pesos for a head of lettuce, 10 limes, 1 red pepper, 4 oranges, 4 bananas and 3 potatoes. Seems the prices in Mexico are much better than back home 😀