Mar 07, 2018

Que pasa

I just want to thank you all so very much for your input into the black tank post. There is so very much to absorb ( is that a pun??) and hopefully some of you picked up some pointers in addition to us.  You truly inspired me with your comments.  We will be sure to let you know what path we take.

Today was my weekly 90 minute massage session.  I think that I am finally making progress with a serious issue.  Only three more sessions to go before we have to say adios to the Isla.  It is very obvious to us that we will be coming back to a different Isla next season.  Looks like many more roads within the village are going to be paved.  No idea how the sewer situation is going to pan out.

Colin is living on about 5 hours of sleep.  No further details as he is so involved in the competition, master classes and the evening gala that I am last on the list.  Ours hours just don’t mesh.  Actually after the evening performance the performer, entourage and special people ( Colin included ) go to a late 11PM dinner.  Once Colin gets back to Heriberto’s home, they start to play guitar until the wee hours of the morning.  But he is very happy 😆

You might remember my post not too long ago about Mama Pi.  She was taken to the shelter about a week before she was due to give birth.  She delivered 11 pups two days ago. Two were white and six were black and three were born dead.  Someone sent me this photo.  I think that the Mom looks exhausted and overwhelmed.

One of my hibiscus decided to give me four huge blooms at the same time.

Lovely huge blooms but they are so heavy that they turn inward.

I planted my poinsettia and it is flourishing.  That is swiss chard on either side.

It was a two cruise ship day today so the beach was busy.  Thankfully it was a great day weather wise with little wind.  Yesterday the wind was so strong that no umbrellas were able to stay put and you could see the sand flying along the beach.

However the waves were strong.  It took several minutes to get this boat out over the waves.

On my walk this morning I was surprised at the number of fish that had been thrown onto the beach from the very high wave activity.  Sadly I did not have my camera with me.  I also saw my first yellow/back water snake.

This is from Google as I did not have my camera with me.  It is a yellow bellied sea snake and they do bite and are poisonous.  We usually see then the end of February for just a few weeks.

As I was searching through my files for the snake photo which I know that I have somewhere, I came across this photo of the girls.  It was taken in June of 2015.  Such sweet girls.  Gosh they sure did have a good life.  Taken on our lake in Kelowna.

A Princess ship, first one out this evening.

The second ship was from the Norwegian cruise line.  They were both headed for the Baja.

There was a mere moment when both ships were in the same frame.  You can see the outline of the Princess ship ( a blunt up/down box shape ) on the the left of the Norwegian ship’s curved prow.

Meanwhile back on the beach we had some serious fishing going on.

So ends another wonderful day on the Isla.  Gosh all of this and I did not go anywhere except for a walk on the beach.





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14 Responses to “Que pasa”

  1. Dee Tillotson says:

    Contessa, have you and Colin speculated as to which isla ya’ll might go next season? Search North? Search South? I know the population density of your current isla has probably increased with the roads getting paved and thus rents go up. But any other reason?

    • contessa says:

      We would never leave here. We traveled Mexico for 12 years before stopping here and nothing compares at all. There are no other Isla’s. There are some very very special places but this works for us right now.

      The paved roads do allow more people to come here, especially RVers. They come to an area where there is already space for them so that is not an affect other than bringing more people to help the economy here.

      Most of the other extra people are here for just a few days staying at one of the two hotels or just here for the day. It so so nice that everyone leaves mid afternoon or at least by sunset.

      However we love that new people are coming as it is good for those who live here, they need an influx of pesos.

  2. George Yates says:

    Too bad your isolated Paradise is turning into such a busy place , kinda takes away from the quiet relaxing atmosphere that was there.

    • contessa says:

      It is busy but mostly so on weekends and for a few hours during the day. The quiet relaxing atmosphere is still here. I did a one hour beach walk today and saw not one other person on the beach.

  3. susie says:

    Love pic of the girls.. Snake oh my no Ocean swimming for me anymore… Yes nice to see roads paved but also will be busier and are rents going up? Cheeers!

    • contessa says:

      Those snakes were here when you were here, you just never saw them. They are water snakes and seem to only come up on the beach to die.

      RV rents will be going up by 6% every year. A lot but there is always someone waiting to take your ocean front site if you don’t pay. There is a list of those wanting those sites.

  4. Peter says:

    That snake is, for me, just another reason not to go into the water! Love the picture of the girls. Beautiful weather.

  5. Kathy Tycho says:

    Getting much busier here in Nuevo Mazatlan as well. Huge amounts of construction everywhere. We wonder how the roads,water and sewer systems will cope. It’s likely Las Jaibas will be partially surrounded by residential housing next year. Progress to some and not to others!

    • contessa says:

      It really is a Catch 22 situation. Most of the locals we have spoken to are embracing the increased amount of visitors. However in a few years they may regret it. So far nothing has affected us other than the inconvenience of the sewer and road work. But I suspect things will soon change based on all the new home construction.

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