Jan 13, 2019

Saturday was one of those perfect days

It was a lovely day yesterday, a perfect temperature, sunshine, blue sky and a light breeze.  Perfect for a walk into the village.  I needed to put some money on my iPhone.  For 200 pesos/ roughly $10.50US, I get unlimited calling and texting within Mexico, Canada and the USA plus some data.  The only problem is that those back at home can’t contact me unless they have Mexico in their phone package which most don’t.  However it does work for me to contact clients, Colin’s Mom, our propane company back home when there was an issue, etc.

I forgot to mention that we had four sailboats in our bay.

Several of my hibiscus bloomed.  I have been having a small issue with aphids but just spraying them off every other day takes care of that.  No new bugs this morning.

I love my birds.

I was zooming in from the far edge of the yard as I did not want to disturb him.  His beak goes quite far down into the orange.

This is what you see as you come out the RV park gate.  The tree is in the middle of the large intersection.  If you go to the left of the photo into the shaded area you will drive right down to the beach and likely get stuck in the sand:)  Can you see the horses in the middle?  They are heading out to pick up some riders.

An empty lot right on the beach. It has remained empty for nine years that we know of.  The shed was added last year and I believe the black tinaco/water tank was added after we left last April.

From the empty lot I got a shot of these two heading out.  Turns out they were just tacking back and forth for a few hours.  You can see their dinghy’s trailing behind.  They returned for the night yesterday but were gone this morning.  You can also see more dust above the sails.  Colin wonders if perhaps it is a grease of sorts.

Even walking we had to wait.  Those boats have been parked there for a long time.

Always lots of vivid color.

There are so many of these little stores that you have to wonder how they make any money. In another block there are four, one on each corner.

There are two choices to get filtered water. A five gallon garrafon/water jug costs 12 pesos delivered.

We also have a police station of sorts on the Isla. If they are out in the truck there is usually no one there.

Across from the police is the chicken lady. Only on Saturdays and Sundays does she roast chickens which come with sides as I understand. Yes I did ask to take her photo.  We don’t eat chicken but I have been told that her food is excellent and she always sells out.

A very large yard with a long red & white fence. The yard is mostly filled with vechicles including several tractors. The house is small and is painted hot pink.

There is also a basketball court on which some rvers have set up pickeball at set times complete with proper net.

Next to the ball court there is a small play area for children.

And for adults gym equipment.


We are only halfway thought the walk so I will continue this next post.




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12 Responses to “Saturday was one of those perfect days”

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks for the tour. It’s always nice to see the neighborhoods of where people travel or live. I can tell by the photos there is a very relaxed feel to the area. Reminds me of my trips to Rosarita Beach and Ensenada, Baja many years ago.

    On that one picture it looks almost like a fingertip smudge instead of dust. Colin is probably right but it begs the question where would the grease come from? A type of cleaning fluid? Sad to hear you are still having those problems after getting the camera cleaned.

  2. George Yates says:

    Thanks for the tour brings back memories fro 9 years ago and our time on the Isla. Good o see the chicken lady is still there, we really enjoyed her chicken and the sides a few times there. So tasty and so reasonable.

  3. Kelly says:

    What a fun little neighborhood. That is curious about that beach front lot. Could it be part of the house beside it ?

    • contessa says:

      Appreciate your comment Kelly. No that lot is definitely on ti own. There was another that has just had a home built on it since we got here.

  4. Rae says:

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane! I miss the chicken lady. They don’t know how to do chicken and rice here. 🙁

  5. SandyM says:

    Great tour, felt like I was walking with you. Will look forward to the rest of “our” walk.

  6. Suzanne says:

    I get those dust spots also. I just clean them up with post-processing using a photoshop tool called “Spot Healing Brush.” I only need to do it on the blue sky shots, and it just takes a second. Maybe Apple has a similar tool?

    And yes, that was some goooood chicken!

    • contessa says:

      Oh I didn’t know that you had enjoyed the chicken.

      I have smudges rather than spots but will look into you suggestion. Gracias amiga.

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