Playas Las Gatas or a day at the beach

It was a great day at one of our favorite beaches, took the water taxi across and discovered there are two water taxi companies and the one that docks on the starboard side of the pier is a bit easier to getting on and off.  It’s still a bit of a challenge, but there are always very strong young men to assist for a few coins and they are worth every centavos we pay them.  As soon a we docked we met Juanita, my jeweler, after a hello and a hug she promised she would stop by and see me later.

We picked Oliverio’s to eat and relax and swim from and it was a good choice recommended by one of our party.  There were 6 of us. The snorkeling was fabulous as the water was clearer than I think I’ve ever seen it and the colorful fish were closer in.  I sort of scoot out on my rear until the water is just deep enough to float in and as i turned over to swim and snorkel just to my right was a platter size Manta Ray, well it was a ray at least, couldn’t have been 5 feet from the shore.  Luckily I hadn’t sat on him, they don’t bother you unless you bother them first.

The margaritas were wonderful, the beer was cold, I bought a new necklace from Juanita and we had a wonderful filette veracruz.

I also think what made this day extra fun was knowing that is was snowing to beat the band back home and we didn’t have to deal with it.  It’s now after 9 pm, I’m sipping wine on our balcony listening to and watching the street life as a warm breeze blows.  Life is good, signing off KO

Fillette Veracruz at Oliverios on Playa Las Gatas
"Mexican Still Life"

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like as I'm semi retired. I prefer that phrase to working part time. I would travel to new places, my husband Doyle, not as adventurous as I is more comfortable with the tried and true. Thus we have fallen into a routine (not a rut) of going to Zihuatanejo for 3 months January and February, March. Pendleton Oregon for the Round Up. Plus numerous short trips. We are "RVers". For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and read my new kindle. I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 40 weddings a year, and also operate a small delivery service. Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency, In 2016 My husband began chemo for Chronic lymphoma Leukemia, while doing well this has changed some of our travel habits. Relaxing in Mexico suits him well, for that I am thankful. KO

One thought on “Playas Las Gatas or a day at the beach”

  1. Wonderful blog, KO! Love both the narrative and your pix! We’ll be arriving for our month in Zihua just about the time you guys are leaving. Then I can take over the live daily reporting from paradise 😉 (though I doubt your friends/family would be interested in someone else’s adventure)
    Enjoy!

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