|Trimming palm trees and harvesting coconuts|
The worker is harvesting coconuts from the palm trees on the public beaches, clearing the potential hazards before they tumble down on the heads of unsuspecting sunbathers.
|Turning the fresh nuts into beverages|
A job harvesting coconuts? Sorry, it's not available in Canada.
A little further on the same beach a group of fishermen are busy repairing nets, weaving new stands into the broken pieces, and clearing out the debris entangled in the nets. While they work the tang of salt, and fish, and seaweed floats on the air.
|Weaving a new net|
“Cacahuates! Cacahuates!” His posture and graceful movements are enviable.
Watching him brought back more memories; memories of when my sisters and I were teenagers. Our parents frequently admonished us to walk with confidence; stand tall, head up, shoulders back, and smile.
At times smiling at everyone I see has been a bit troublesome. In some cities if you smile at strangers you are perceived as being a bit looney. In my case I am channeling my parents instructions, and compensating for being somewhat short-sighted.
|Eloy also known as "Dollar" selling his snacks|
If I was still working, my job of choice would be to deliver the thousands of wriggling recently-hatched baby turtles to the beaches. I would like to be the person who starts them on their arduous journey to freedom.
|2013 thousands of baby turtles about to be released|
Turtle release specialist? Another unusual job not available in Canada.
Lynda & Lawrie