To cool off and to enjoy the beauty of the coastline, my family and I drove 30 minutes south to Boca de Tomatlán and then took the 35-minute water taxi ride to Yelapa.  The 40.mile, horseshoe-shaped Bay of Banderas is not only a very deep bay, its beauty is remarkable for the wild, lush jungle tumbling down to the rocks and boulders at the water´s edge.

We spent a hot afternoon swimming and kayaking in the tepid inlet and jumping off the pier,  where two sea snakes were spotted in the water. Lunch on the beach at the Lagunita hotel, a collection of rustic palapas, was delicious and inexpensive  – shrimp and ceviche tostadas, guacamole, rice, beans, salads and fish tacos.  The polite beach vendors sell pareos and jewelry,  and the women who bake delicious coconut, pecan, chocolate and lemon meringue pies, carry them in white covered plastic platters on their heads for 30 pesos per generous slice.

BEACH VENDOR SELLING PAREOS AT HOTEL LAGUNITA

Five minutes after we arrived back in Puerto Vallarta, a sudden downpour created an exciting wall of rain.

BEDAZZLING METEOR SHOWER!  Best seen the nights of August 12 and 13 before dawn – 50 to 100 meteors per hour! 

“CECIL” – POSTER ANIMAL FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES:   The shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies has been banned worldwide as freight by the following airlines:

Delta: United Airlines; British Airways; Virgin Airlines; Lufthansa; Air France; and KLM.  Singapore Airlines and Qantas have partial bans.  South African Airlines has no ban in place.   To protest, and protesting matters:   [email protected]

The slaughter of endangered animals is a completely selfish, greedy act.   The heads of animals belong on the wonderful animals, not on walls.

LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE:  Perched high up in the green hills overlooking the bay, Las Lomas de Coapinole is a 25-minute drive southeast of centro.  There is a large and lovely park in the neighborhood, a splendid view of the shadowy foothills of the Sierra Madres and plenty of horses in sight.  The clinic took place at a “herradero” (a location for shoeing horses), with an adjoining riding corral and stable. 

STERILIZATIONS in las Lomas de Coapinole – August 5-8

Male dogs: 15; Female dogs:  31; Male cats: 15; Female cats:  27  
TOTAL: 88     Plus 3 euthanasias of critically ill animals 

All pet registration forms with signatures of owners or rescuers are submitted by Dr. Poli to the local department of health, with copies to PEACEAnimals.
LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

DONATIONS AT CLINIC in colonia las Lomas de Coapinole – 890 pesos

LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

DONATIONS AT VILLAS UNIVERSIDAD CLINIC July 29-August 1 :  1,610 pesos

DONATIONS TO PEACEANIMALS:
$200 USD – Natalie Narnstedt

$50 USD -Michael Turner (monthly pledge)

DESIGNATED LINE WITH ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS FOR WEEKLY CLINIC (SPANISH ONLY)   (322) 113 3955 
LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

CLÍNICA EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

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LESLIE, NUESTRO VET TEC, EN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE

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SHEDULE/HORARIO:  

August 12 – 15 – Colonia Valle Dorado, Nayarit –   por la calle  valle hermoso #81 esquina con valle de atemajac  (the local government will pay the extra costs for for gas and travel time).
  
 

Directions:  

From Costco Puerto Vallarta – head south 140 m

Turn right toward Av Fluvial Vallarta 69 m Turn right onto Av Fluvial Vallarta 1.6 km

Turn right onto Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio/Manzanillo – Puerto Vallarta/Puerto Vallarta – Tepic/México 200  7.1 km Keep left to stay on Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio/Manzanillo – Puerto Vallarta/Puerto Vallarta – Tepic/México 200  Continue to follow Puerto Vallarta – Tepic

5.2 km

Slight right off of HWY 200 onto the arterial. Towards Chedraui. 39 m  continue straight 550 m Slight right onto Valle de México 130 m  Turn right onto Valle Nacional  270 m Turn right onto Valle Hermoso 500 m  go about 3 blocks to Intersection of Valle Hermoso and Valle Atemajac

Destination will be on the right –   Valle Hermoso 81

August 19-22 – Col. las Aralias – atrás del parque los sauces en la bodega de Sofi Gonzalez

October 21-24 – San Sebastián – We need physical location for clinic as well as room and board for the vet team of three.  This clinic is being sponsored by Sharon Tognietti and Martin Weber, board members of NOBARS. 

WE NEED LOCATIONS FOR OUR CLINICS IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS.  REQUIRED:  BATHROOM, ELECTRICITY, WATER AND PARKING SPACE.

NECESITAMOS LUGARES PARA NUESTRAS CLÍNICAS EN COLONIAS Y PUEBLOS.

PRECISO:   BAÑO, ELECTRICIDAD, AGUA Y PARA ESTACIONARSE.

NOTE:  PEACEAnimals, per our agreement with independent contractors, Pets for Life, is obliged to pay extra for driving time and gasoline for areas outside Puerto Vallarta.
PARK AND SOCCER FIELD IN LAS LOMAS DE COAPINOLE


Clinic schedule, including directions and other clinic information are always on website:  www.peaceanimals.organd on this blog:  www.gretchen-peace-and-pv.blogspot.com
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LUNCH DONATIONS NEEDED FOR VET TEAM:  PEACEAnimals has a budget of 70 pesos per vet team individual (three persons) per day for 4 days a week for lunches. 
Please consider bringing lunches for our vet team to the clinics. If you can do this, please let me know so we can create a lunch schedule. By having lunches donated, these savings can used for purchases of supplies and medicines.  
PUESTA DEL SOL – PUERTO VALLARTA – photo credit:  Josef Kandoll

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS AT THE CLINICS.    Please sign up[email protected]
If directions needed, please call our dedicated line (directions are only in Spanish) or refer to our website or this blog.
COST FOR ONE SURGERY WEEK CLINIC IS APPROXIMATELY  $1,800 USD. 
PEACEANIMALS TEAM:  DR. POLI, LESLIE AND DR. ANTHONY

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