A breeze would be nice
With only a few days left we decided to get organized. It’s difficult to find much tourist information here. No central tourist center and only a few ramshackle tour offices which is surprising considering all the infrastructure money, resorts and accommodations in the area. We decided to go to a local Archaeological Park tomorrow and snorkelling on Friday, weather dependent.
While out we decided to track down a few last minute gifts we had seen a few days back. There is a small tourist market down the street so we ran the gauntlet of vendors and eventually left with a few purchases. Crafts in this area are not of high quality and are relatively pricey. Twice the price of what we saw in Puerto Escondido just down the coast.
Afternoon at the pool and then a wander down to the beach and the cash machine. Seems Lent begins today. Vendors are setting up outside the church with a huge array of religious jewellery, art, and paraphernalia. Across the street a carnival is going up with rides, games and booths. This should be interesting.
The gentle breeze of this afternoon seems to have run out and it’s getting very hot. Warm in the morning, breezy in the afternoon then bam, winds drops around sunset and the heat comes back. Seems like a daily pattern. It’s been surprisingly windy the last few days. The local harbour master closed the harbour for a number of days because of high winds and really rough seas out past the bays. We heard about one tour boat a few days ago with tourists hanging on and throwing up over the sides, plus a number scared enough to start crying.
A group of green parrots have landed in the tree across the street and are bickering over something. It is nice to be warm.