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

View of Zihuatanejo from the water taxi
View of Zihuatanejo from the water taxi

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.

Beautiful bracelets
Beautiful bracelets

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 Man
Cacahuate Man

(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.

Young boy selling the shells he had been diving for

The Senor and Jose our waiter at Gloria Del Mar, Playa Las Gattas
The Senor and Jose our waiter at Gloria Del Mar, Playa Las Gattas

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

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 love to travel to new places, getting ready to do that as a solo traveler. For hobbies I make and sell stone & shell bird houses, garden and have joined a couple of hiking groups. I'm a reader and love my kindle. I still work some, I'm a Wedding Officiant and officiate at about 20 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. The Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that.

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