On Monday, it will already be two weeks that we have been off the town of La Cruz. We have enjoyed the relaxation, scouted out all the most authentic places in town, and are ready to move on. We will wait to formulate a plan about how/when/where? to receive the exhaust pipe that we want to carry as a spare for the distance ahead. So no departure date yet…
Photos will help paint a picture of some of the highlights of our week. (Things like laundry, fridge defrosting, and boat washing didn’t make the photo file.)
A highlight last weekend was a horseback ride before we left the beach at Bucerias. That’s “Tequilla” on the right and “Platano” on the left. Antonio, the horse owner was happy to let us run them. What a treat! The only thing that was missing were our long pants – we came away a little raw after a 30 minute ride.
Next, we had a Saturday night dinner reservation at YaYa’s,
back in La Cruz. The dinner was so-so, but we were really there for the Cuban
dance band. We danced together, and joined the owner’s daughter when she led us
in the Cha-cha-cha. Melinda even got to dance with the bartender who left
his post regularly to show his smooth style on the dance floor. The band was a trio – bongo drums, keyboard, and vocalist. They added to the
top of recorded music – but a decent sound system and great fun!
|A great stretch of beach for riding|
|We bought one of these beautiful hand turned painted bowls.|
|The birds go crazy when the fisherman brought their nets into the beach|
|The courtyard at Yaya's and sweet resident dog|
|Some of my little friends, Carlos and Kamus |
playing "Memoria" with the flashcard I made.
|The older kids working on English lessons|
|These kids were playing a popular street game that I haven't quite|
figured out -- a cross between Twiddly-Winks and Pokeman
That’s a quick up-date. I’m going to take the dinghy into the marina and try to post this today.
HAPPY TURKEY DAY ALL – Feeling especially thankful for today’s slight breeze, for our flopper-stoppers, and such an amazing travel opportunity! Love, M & L