Jan 21, 2022

Trying to move forward

The past two evenings the internet has been so slow that I could not post. It takes forever just to check the weather so I can only assume that some rvers are streaming something. Yesterday afternoon I spent a few hours replying to emails and I have many more to reply to, I will get to you eventually. Our days are so full because of the girls. They take a good deal time and I am up and down every five minutes using various methods to get them to stop barking at other dogs on the beach as well as the horses going up and down the road next to us. They are much better since we arrived but it takes constant awareness on our part. Then there is the twice daily beach walk, hosing off the sand,, drying them and so on. By next year they will be perfect little girls with good manners. But now is when we need to be consistent in the training.  I prefer to post between sunset and dinner. Depending on what we are cooking it may take a while to prep the food, we eat after 9PM and then it is too late to post. I find it difficult to find the time to concentrate during the day.

There are no lack of photos to share with you, nor stories.  So I am going back to where I left off. Before I do so to encourage you to please go back to my January 16th post and read the last comment left by Kay.  It is heartbreaking what this lady ( a long time reader ) has been through because of Covid. My heart goes out to you and your family Kay. I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. Sending healing thoughts your way. I will be in contact soon.

On January 8th I had my first official happy hour. We were distanced and the food was served so that everyone was safe. This is our shy girl Carlie who loves Ferne who is just a few sites over from us. She has been over a few times on a one on one and the girls know her well. You can see Ciela wanting to join in.


Ferne is not too fond of the face kissing, ears are okay so we will have to work on that with Carlie.

Explaining about individual plates, servers, etc.

Everyone seemed to have had a good time together.

Just as the sunset some fishermen were bringing in their nets out front. They attracted many birds including pelicans. A lovely way to end our time together.

Almost everyday there is something new to see passing by. Looks like this horse is being trained to pull something.

This truck was loading steel pipes that came in on that lancha.

Note the piece of cardboard to protect the roof of the vehicle.  They spent a good deal of time trying to figure out how to tie the pipes to the truck.  They were also trying to lift them off the ground.

He made it dragging the pipes through the sand.

Carnival cruise ship leaving that day.

Three new hibiscus bloomed that very afternoon. They are gone now but had two bloom today with more buds in the wings.


We are so fortunate to be here.


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6 Responses to “Trying to move forward”

  1. Jim and Barb says:

    Looks like there are lots of interesting sights to see on your beach every day. Good to see you are having happy hours!

    • contessa says:

      We have only had one happy hour and that was with people we trust. We have had three sets of couples drop in for an hour or two and we have social distanced and sanitized etc. FYI someone in RV2 today was positive for COVID. Glad are are being so very cautious.

  2. Lucy says:

    Contessa, Yahooo U’re back. Love all the pictures.

    Yes, the covid is real & dangerous,however we are all diferente & get affected in different ways, I must have been one of the first ones that got IT in California, I’m over 60, yet I’m alive, well & I wasn’t even hospitalized. A cousin of mine had it last year ( 2021 ), she was in the hospital x 3 days & was discharged, this year in January 10, 2022 they celebrated her 96 th birthday !!! So…yes, we need to take care of ourselves, but…there are MANY PERSONAL FACTORS involved on how our body will respond to an infection. Keep having fun & enjoy paradise island.

    My regards: Lucy.

  3. SandyM says:

    Love all the photos but especially love the sunset shots and the Hibiscus photo. So glad you feel safe enough to have guests for Happy Hour. We are taking our Zinc and Vitamin C everyday and on week-ends we stay close to Pescador as there is always an influx of Nationals that come to Guayabitos to enjoy the beach. Enjoyable to watch the fun whole families have fun on the beach from a distance. Continue to enjoy your time on the Isla.

  4. Maxx Trails says:

    Your hibiscus are beautiful! Keep it up with the girls and hopefully next year they will know the routine.

  5. Glad you are staying Safe from the Covid and Enjoying your winter get away.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It’s about time.

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