Kantunilkin – El Cuyo: Meeting the first flamingos

 72 km (45 miles) – Total so far: 163 km (101 miles)

At 8 am we started, had a short stop at the Minisupermarket to provide us with water, bananas and peanuts and on we went to the small village of “El Cuyo” right on the sea. Cycling was nice and easy, almost no traffic and good roads.


As soon as we were getting close, we had the sea right beside us and we could watch our first flamigos standing relaxed in the shallow water, some on one leg only. When you approach and they fly away they do like a water-start.

That´s amazing and looks kind of funny. They run with these long, super skinny legs that look so unskillful on the water surface and as soon they find they have enough speed for the take off they move these huge wings and fly. And then they look so elegant, just beautiful. We loved to watch them and enjoyed their rose color that makes such a beautiful contrast to the blue sea. Awesome!
“El Cuyo” could be the little hideaway for the people that try to get away from the tourist spots. It´s a nice small port village and has a beautiful pier where you can watch pelicans fishing but also can enjoy the sea. There were hardly any tourists here.
Again we had a small dinner at a local Loncheria and stayed in the Posada close to the ocean on the main street. (There seem to be two of them). El Cuyo is really a nice place to be.

Passing a small village
Passing a small village
On our way
On our way
Oh my God!!! I am entering dispute territories. No check points???
Oh my God!!! I am entering dispute territories. No check points???
First flamingos
First flamingos
In between the waters
In between the waters
More flamingos
More flamingos
El Cuyo here we come!!!!
El Cuyo here we come!!!!
Looking down on us
Looking down on us
El Cuyo pier
El Cuyo pier
Birds ballet
Birds ballet
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Police station
Police station
Main church
Main church
The pier
The pier
Baby gecko
Baby gecko

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