LAZY, HAZY, CRAZY DAYS OF SUMMER, IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER

IMG_5227I started the day off with great ambition.  As I’ve said before I’m an early riser so at 5:30 I’m up  on the roof top with my coffee to photo the sunrise.  Then I decided I would go to La Madera beach and swim at first light.

Sunrise on the way to La Madera Beach
Sunrise on the way to La Madera Beach

Friends told me the other day how calm it was and how the porpoises were playing in the bay. That was not the situation today however. I looked at  the waves and decided since I forgot my goggles I would pass.  While there I watched a woman push an object back into the surf several times.   thought it was a dead fish.  But no, it was not dead, but definitely a little under stress.  I must have watched for 30 min as this fish was pushed back out in to the surf and I could see what looked like 2 fins twitching just above the water as he tried to make it out past the breakers only to be brought back to the sand.  The beach cleaners came and tried with their rakes to give him a good push out to sea, but back he would come.  After some time and a few good waves he was no longer visible and I hope he made it back out to sea.  I know how he feels as sometimes the breakers just work against you.  I may try again tomorrow.

More surf than I wanted to swim into
More surf than I wanted to swim into

The Senor slept late, I got bored so I took myself out to breakfast to the Zihua Pancake house.  One of our favorite places.  They have eggs Benedict and will do them my way.  Just eggs and the sauce, nothing else.  Ran in to Jack and Barb there only to find they have  been under the weather and that’s why we haven’t seen much of them. Suddenly my phone rings and I know it is the Senor, he has woken and is doing his own breakfast. That’s only the second time were have used our phones, but someone else is using them big time as the Senor has 24 messages. Our plan is to go to Telcel in Ixtapa where they will fix this problem for us, then on to the Comercial for Groceries and back home.

In Ixtapa at Telcel we wait 20 minutes while all 9 windows are busy and of course we get the window where the nice lady speaks almost no English.  So I explain our problema and she says she fixes it “cancelar all calls” but 5 min after leaving the phone is beeping with text messages.  Of course we don’t answer, but the constant beeping is irritating.

Next stop Comercial Mexicana where we pick just enough to last us a day or two.  What we can contain in our “old lady shopping cart”. We find this much better as then we aren’t lugging bag after bag a block from where the taxi can let us off.  The Senor has become very big on taxi’s this year, just as long as I verify what the fare will be in advance.

Lazy afternoon of napping and watching the news on our sling media set up.  Salad  and a baked potato for the Senor for dinner on our balcony while watching probably the most spectacular sunset I have ever seen. The colors were so vivid, but my camera didn’t catch the full effect.  The view towards the sunset from our balcony is across some roof tops that are just plain ugly, but once you get past the roof tops it is so exquisite you forget the forefront.

Sunset from our balcony at dinner
Sunset from our balcony at dinner

As I sit on the balcony tonight sipping my vino, I hear the bongos and assume it it the couple that play and dance and throw fire torches while they dance.  But by the time I get my self down the stairs to the street Javier tells me I’m too late, but offers me a chair and of course then a shot of Tequila.  While I sip my tequila I meet an Italian lady, a BC lady and a Mexican deaf lady.  What a variety of languages we have going on. I tell the Italian lady in my spanish that my daughter lived in Gaeta Italy and one of my grand daughters was born in Napoli.  What a small, wonderful world we live in.  Signing off KO

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

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