Playa Las Gatas

The Senor and I at Playa Las Gatas
The Senor and I at Playa Las Gatas

Yesterday was beach day, and probably for the last time this year.  What is so great here in Zihuatanejo is every day could be a beach day, the weather is always perfect for the beach.  The senor has struck of a friendship with the Jose at Gloria del Mar so we headed there so they can visit while I swim and snorkel.  There are so many more fish in the water, not just on the reef, but on my way to the reef some fish were swimming all around me so i sort of clapped my hands at on in front of me and he turned and challenged me. I thought you are quite nervy as you are only 6 or 8 inches long and I am over 5′ 7.  Who are you to challenge me? But  he stood his ground and I back peddled realizing I’m swimming in his pond and have no ideas what is behind his fishy lips and swam  on a different. Which turned out to be very cool as that’s when I spotted a big ray laying on top of the sand.

For our lunch we had Huachinango, which I probably can’t spell and spell check won’t help. Lunch was great, way to  much food for 2 and when the Senor flipped it over I realized it was head and all was there including teeth. Very tiny, very sharp teeth!  Made me think that my earlier decision not to disturb the fish was a good one.  I brought the bone with the teeth back to the apartment with plans to boil all flesh off it and bring it to my granddaughter. She is always asking me if I can find her a shark tooth, so this would be the perfect gift, trying to convince her it was a baby shark teeth.  But I out smarted my self, I decided I would let the army of ants that we have been battling daily as they march from the planter box across the railing do the job.  I’ve done that before with shells that I have collected that weren’t empty.  So I placed it in the planter box and when I went to check it this morning it was gone.  And clear evidence that we had been visited by a neighborhood cat.  So I figured he had just buried it with what ever else he was burying, but no luck.  He must have run off with my treasure.

The Senor taking picture of the brothers
The Senor taking picture of the brothers

We spent much of the day watching 3 brothers enjoying playing in the sand and water, kids about 13,10, and 2.  The older 2 boys had snorkel masks and since we have an abundance of swim goggles, the senor gave the 2-year-old a pair of our swim goggles which the brothers helped put on the little tike and then told him to put his head under water .  Which he promptly did. The kids tried to return the goggles but despite the language difficulties we convinced them it was a gift. They were very appreciative, real nice kids.

Tres Hermanos with goggles
Tres Hermanos with goggles

There are always interesting sites to be seen on the beach at Playas Las Gatas.



Playa Las Gatas Marching Band ?
Playa Las Gatas Marching Band ?

As we returned home we could smell the barbecued ribs I started early that morning in the crock pot, a short siesta and an easy dinner on the balcony which I thought would bring this day this day to a pleasant end.

Beach vendor with a visa maechine

But then I had to make a quick trip to the Misceleana for a couple of items we can’t survive without, and the evening was so lovely I decided to go down the beach and listen to Jimmi Mamou  and was invited to join folks there as they recognized me from this blog.  Thank you Norma, Patty and Wally you made my evening most enjoyable.

Jimmi Mamou
Jimmi Mamou

Upon return to my home my apartment friends & neighbors were gathered outside where we sat and visited until the liquid refreshments gave out bringing this day to a wonderful end.  Just another truly wonderful day in Zihuatanejo.

Will being the "mixologist"
Will being the “mixologist”

PS Thank you Curtis for stopping me to say hello, this blog has given me a wonderful opportunity to meet wonderful people.    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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