Monday, July 25, 2022

Lake Peten Itza


I've decided to repost a curated mix of favorite destinations for a time. As you may have heard, I've surpassed 1,000 posts! It's time to recycle. 

While touring the highlights of Guatemala, we stayed in El Remate, a small village on the Eastern shore of Lake Peten Itza. Tikal's grand pyramids lie hidden in the surrounding jungle, among other mysterious Mayan relics. But there is more to be savored here (although, to be sure, the ruins are first-rate), like a serene lowland jungle overflowing with simple pleasures. Today, take a walk along the shore; natural delights await in the weeds. 

Follow my feet…






There were colorful purple gallinules, bobbing among the lily pads. They were so fast, dipping into the water with tails up, that I could barely get a photo.


Splendor.


There were several green herons floating among the trash-can sized pads. 


So beautiful!


King fishers watched from above.


We walked all the way to the end. 


We were alone...


for awhile.




I wish I could take this walk right now. Sigh. 

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36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great! Wonderful place! Beautiful things are found there to sit and enjoy:)

carol l mckenna said...

It looks like paradise ~ beautiful place, beautiful photos ~ love the dog!

Happy Week ahead to you,
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DUTA said...

It looks like a perfect holiday place, offering nature walks, bird watching, boat trips, lake lookouts, history.
Superb photos!

Kalpana said...

I also wish I could take that walk right now and see those birds and water lilies.

likeschocolate said...

Those lily pads and that dock are making my heart flutter! Incredible!
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DJan said...

I love it! Thank you so much for sharing it with me. A very interesting place you found, all right. :-)

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, I'm particularly fond of Mayan ruins, but I'd love to see this wonderful scenery, the beautiful birds, the tempting boardwalks which, I fear, I might not be able to walk.
Thanks for sharing.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lydia C. Lee said...

Gorgeous photos!

Rajlakshmi said...

The place looks so peaceful. Wobderful to spend time with friends and family. Beautiful photographs.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Cool photos! The one of the bird with its feet in the air cracks me up.

NCSue said...

I love these photos and the way the leaves of the water plants curl up.
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Betty J. Crow said...

Would love to take that walk, too. Loved seeing the green heron!

Lea said...

Beautiful! Peaceful!

A Colorful World said...

Stunning photos, Sharon! Love that you found such a peaceful, interesting spot in a faraway place. Beautiful!

BumbleVee said...

yeh... great...but I sure wouldn't want to fall in ..you never know what is lurking in there.....

elizabeth said...

Such a lovely place!

Peabea Scribbles said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos. Oh to walk on that boardwalkway. The lily photo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Pictorial Tuesday.
Peabea from Peabea Scribbles

Jill said...

Simply stunning photos! All should be framed and on your wall :)

Adam Jones said...

Love that Green Heron and the Belted Kingfisher.

Jill Foley said...

very cool photos

betty-NZ said...

What a fabulous place! The colors you found are perfectly matched. You found some great birds, too.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

You go on the best adventures!! What a beautiful little boardwalk. Wish I could take that walk right now myself. Never seen jagged-edged lily pads like that.

Linda Hensley said...

It looks like a road to nowhere, yet you found so many beautiful things. Wonderful photos, as always!

Pat Tillett said...

Another great adventure Sharon. Your photos of it are really good (as always).

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sharon

I can see why you would want to re-live this wonderful travel experience! Those lily pads were enormous and that pier looked so inviting.

Have a good week ahead!

Lydia C. Lee said...

That's lovely - especially the lilypads and the bird

dee Nambiar said...

What a lovely place. The lily pads, the pretty blue bird and the boardwalk are so inviting.
Thank you for hosting this Travel Photo Blog Hop, Sharon. :)

Shiju Sugunan said...

This place is definitely worth a recap. Beautiful shots as always!

Jackie McGuinness said...

So peaceful. Great photos!

Meenakshi said...

Loved the post! all the images are so beautiful :)

Jim said...

Beautiful.

fredamans said...

What a beautiful boardwalk!! Wish we had one like that here!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos. I love the walkway. Those are some jumbo-size lily pads!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful pics, what a lush place to visit.

Joyful said...

Lovely collection of photos.

Light and Voices said...

I saw a convention of blue herons once in my lifetime. But I have never seen a green heron. I like how the leaves curl almost looks like an egg shell. Fantastic collection of photographs.