Mar de Fondo
Mar de Fondo?
I’m always learning something new and today is no different.
I had never heard of this before but it does make sense. But it did spoil my day yesterday because I wasn’t allowed to dip into the Caribbean! Bummer!
Clear, blue sunny Caribbean skies and waters and I can only enjoy half, the sunny half. And it’s all because of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Irma didn’t enter the Western Caribbean. Plus she was no threat to the Riviera Coast of Mexico!
Granted the waters weren’t very calm, probably the largest waves in a long time. At least since the last tropical wave came thru. I just didn’t want to sit and watch from beachside. I had my beer ready, my body was thrilled with the opportunity to just soak in the aquatic zest of the Caribbean. But no!
It wasn’t because of my lack of effort. I was because of Hurricane Irma.
Here’s Mar de Fondo with a little help from Wikipedia; Sea bottom is the movement of waves (also called wave or wave system) that spreads out of the area where it has been generated, being able to reach far away places. It also receives the name of sea lying down or sea of cam . Therefore this state of the sea has no relation with the present wind, although its cause is the wind that has originated in another distinct area. The sea bottom should not be confused with the tsunami since the latter is due to seismic movements at the bottom of the sea.
That brings about my sealess (according to my grammar editor, I just made that word up!) day.
Mar de Fondo
It’s really effortless to learn something new in a foreign country. Just get out and about amongst nature and the locals and discover!
In all my years of living in the states and living Gulfside, I’d never encountered that term! Even without the years of experience, there were the visits! And let us not forget our weather commentators and how they like to educate an unknowing public.
I mean, have you ever heard of this phenomenon?
If you’ve paid attention to some of the photos of here in Puerto Aventuras you have noticed the stone walls not too far out in the water. That’s to prevent beach erosion and it does serve as a breaker for the waves, perhaps they are worried that some injury may take place with the stones breaking off the walls.
I’ll give this another try tomorrow……today, I’ll shop.
Peace, love, and beaches,