With Sailfest starting up this week Monday was the only day available for going to the beach. We don’t want to over do so we must pace ourselves. Monday in it’s self is already busy with the loading of the laundry into a suitcase and wheeling it up to the laundaria and then picking it up again after 5. Then of course there is the tidying up of our apartment as the cleaning lady comes on Monday. So to make things easy on ourselves we went out to breakfast first. Then we had to stop by the Sailfest booth so I could purchase my sail parade ticket. The Senor opted not to go, he says after 22 yrs in the Navy he’s already spent plenty of time on the ocean. Funny how he looks at it differently if the boat is going fishing! By this time it’s almost noon and we grab our beach stuff and headed out to Playas Las Gatas
On the water taxi we met a fellow Northwestener who joined us at Gloria del Mar and was soon joined by his spouse and friends. So a nice afrtenoon of swimming, snorkeling, conversation, food and drinks was had.
As always Juanita, my jeweler, came by. This year I’m just buying bracelets, but it is so hard to choose as there are so many pretty ones. The peanut man came by, I’ve finally learned to say peanut in Spanish
(cacahuate). I only wanted one bag, but he kept handing me a second empty plastic sack. then I figured it out the second sack was for the shells to keep the beach clean. I really do try to learn a few new words every day even though the Senor thinks folks can understand my English better than my Spanish. A young boy came by with a sack full of shells he had been diving for so I bought one for my granddaughter Morgan who plans to decorate her new apartment’s living room, nautical.
We catch the water taxi back to the pier and decide it’s definitely siesta time before we reheat the chicken in a pot that was last nights dinner. Dinner on the balcony, the Senor watches a little TV, computer time for me and my latest kindle book while I listen to the pleasant music coming from the Baracruda Bar. A most pleasant day. Signing off KO