Isla – Punta Sur Day
Today’s post is just about Punta Sur…the very eastern tip of Isla. These will mostly be just pictures, because there’s isn’t a lot to say about it…other than that it is beautiful.
You have to drive by these four homes to get to the tip…I like these homes. They’re very well manicured and they’re not overly ostentatious. I could see myself living in one of these (in my dreams). I can just imagine the killer views they have from the other side.
And here’s the sign in front of my parked golf cart. Hmmm…
Here’s the walkway to get to the tip. I believe it was about 350 degrees that day, and as you can see, I was the only fool walking around in the heat. You’d think there would be a nice breeze here, but it’s always been incredibly hot every time I’ve walked out here.
The statues you see were placed there not too many years ago (I don’t know exactly when)…they were actually in pretty good condition when I first saw them in 2007. They’re from artists around the world but the opinions that people have of them are pretty mixed…mostly in the negative. While I’m an appreciator of art, these works are a tad strange…especially being placed in such a beautiful setting, which I think would be better left to its own.
That being said, here’s the first one.
Sidebar: Here’s a colorful little guy climbing up a sign post.
Back to the statues. Since these things are constantly open to the harsh elements of the wind, salt and water, they have taken a beating and are definitely showing the wear and tear.
In fact, some of been destroyed completely. This will probably happen to all of them in time.
The water looks beautiful from up here, but it was really difficult for me to enjoy it at the time. The sweat kept getting into my eyes and blurring up my contacts and I swear I thought I was going to go blind from the sun.
The guillotine statue…
Another one that has bitten the dust…
This one looks like it’s not far behind…
Okay, enough of the silly statues. Another sidebar: I saw this guy/gal at the edge of the cliff and took a zoom shot which actually turned out pretty well. You think it’s an eagle?
The pathway goes out to the tip, and they it winds down so that you can get pretty close to the water.
Here’s some information for you…
They have a pretty garden area when you first enter the area, as well as a restaurant that looks out over Punta Sur.
And here’s looking back at the tip. These rocky areas are usually crowded with iguanas, but I hardly saw any while I was there. I think even they were smart enough to get out of the heat…as opposed to me, the silly tourist.
I can’t tell you what fun people have with this statue. You can probably guess, though.
So that was our walk around Punta Sur. By this time, I thought I was going to die of heat stroke so I had to jump on my golf cart to feel some breeze. Next post will be on the colonias.