This is Tulum

This is Tulum

Join me on my journey as I sketch, savor fresh, local foods, talk to local shop keepers and discover what’s Haute in Tulum, where the toughest decision you need to make all day is...Beach side or Jungle side?

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Tulum continued...

More images from the little cove in Tulum. I took my bike there for the day, sat down on the pebbled sand, took a deep breath and decided to sketch.

Everyday is a perfect day for a bike ride in Tulum!

Everyday is a perfect day for a bike ride in Tulum!

Sorbet coloured cabanas add a zing to the otherwise monochromatic beach and balance out the turquoise sky & water beautifully.

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The tiny Sandpipers there skitter along the sand like tiny winged mice. Poking at this and that, in the hopes of turning over something useful.

Sandpiper

Sandpiper

Tulum is part of the Mesoamerican Reef System, which extends over about 1000 km along the Caribbean coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras. It is the largest coral reef in the western hemisphere and the second-largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. With more than 65 species of rock corals there are plenty of pieces to study, savour and ponder as they wash up onto the shore.

Beach Beauties

Beach Beauties

One piece I found resembled the Gyan Mudra (gesture)...Even the Coral here is enlightened!

Enlightened Coral

Enlightened Coral

Resisting the wave

Resisting the wave

Tulum heaven...

Tulum was magnificent. I'll be posting more images. For now, here are a few that I did while observing some Pelicans on the rocky coast. I love the way they 'kerplunk' very un-glamourously into the water... and then quickly resume their regal stature atop a turquoise wave.  

Pen & Ink in my moleskin journal

Sunny, breezy & perfect day for a bike ride & sketch

Sunny, breezy & perfect day for a bike ride & sketch

Prehistoric Pride

Prehistoric Pride