Editorial Notes: Baby turtles make all things better

I’m on my way back to Puerto Vallarta after three hectic weeks in British Columbia. I’m travelling all day on ‘production day’ so I’m keeping this week’s editorial notes short.

The kids have returned to school and with that begins the 6-week ‘slow’ season. Businesses are closing for a much-needed break and to prepare for the coming ‘high’ season. If you have your heart set on a particular restaurant or shop, be sure to call first just in case they’ve taken a holiday themselves.

While the humidity and rain can start to become overbearing these last few weeks of summer, I do enjoy the quietness that settles into the city. If nothing else, traffic will ease up.

If you’re looking for things to do around town there continues to be plenty of live music and entertainment and you can find all the details at the back of this week’s Tribune and online.

There is an interesting looking Forestry Festival this Saturday from 1-8pm at the Hidalgo Park in Centro. From their Facebook page: We invite you to our 1st Forestry Fair on Saturday, August 25 at Parque Hidalgo (Vallarta Center) to have fun, play and learn about the forest areas of the municipality; activities for children and adults. Consider checking it out and taking an active role in protecting our local ecosystems.  For more details click here.

Another great way to participate positively in our local ecosystems is to visit one of the Turtle Rescue camps. At this time of year they have turtle releases almost nightly. I know the San Pancho Turtle Camp put out an urgent call for volunteers this week. You can contact them here.

In Sayulita check out: www.facebook.com/CTSayulita/ If you are around Nuevo Vallarta ask at any of the hotel concierges for the next turtle release and they’ll happily assist you.

In Vallarta many of the hotels also participate in releases or you can visit the Boca de Tomates Turtle Camp. Learn more about volunteer opportunities as well as releases here. Not only are baby turtles adorable but you’re giving these tiny souls a better chance at surviving into adulthood.  And that’s a great thing.

That’s it for me this week. Safe travels. See you shortly.


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Living in Mexico full time since 2011, Madeline is a graphic designer, writer, iPhone photographer and road tripper.