During last nights pizza dinner, Freddy and Derek were talking about snorkelling - before long they had made a plan to go together this morning.
Derek's first time snorkelling in the ocean - he was pretty pumped about it!
Nice of Freddy and Frosso to lend Derek some of their gear! Guess I know what we'll be buying next!
While they went off to do that, Cassia and I headed where? Why the beach of course! By 9:30 am it was already pretty warm so first thing we did was go for a swim. After that I suggested that we go for a walk to the far end of the beach.
'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree' is what I think of when I watch Cassia. First thing she wants to do when we reach the drop off is to run and jump down - gee - I seem to recall a few times, when we have been at the sand dunes, that Derek has done the same thing.
Mark my words - Cassia is going to be a thrill seeker - with no fear - as she grows! Have I mentioned how FAR OUT she is willing to go in the ocean?! We got hit by a big wave today - by the time we surfaced I looked at her - with a little panic - only to see a dreched little girl with a HUGE smile.
These sailboats catch our eye even from the other side of the bay where we spend our time. Later the brighter one was out on the water. So nice.
The colourful condo building that we can see - nice - very exclusive looking.
The end of the beach. Interesting house - right?!
I LIKE TO BE .... UNDER THE SEA
The new line Derek has been singing - which he got from a groovy little video on YouTube called the Octopus's Garden by the Clemmer. Cute.
Not long after Cassia and I had returned from our beach walk, Derek and Freddy surfaced from the ocean. All smiles. They went on to tell me what a great swim they had and all the fish they had seen! Yellow! Blue! and a stingray! and a snake!
Pretty exciting stuff. Thankfully, Freddy has an Olympus underwater camera that he took along so we were able to get the photos. Thanks Freddy! Who - by the way is of Dutch ancestry - as I am - and owns the Dutch Cycle shop in Regina, Sask.
Something we really should do more of I think - Cassia would LOVE it I'm sure.
We took another plunge today!
Derek and I paid for a week here at El Manglar. After not being quite sure about staying when we arrived we have really settled in. AND how can we refuse $13/night with our weekly discount. Dare we say that we MAY even stay longer - time will tell.
We changed sites today - mainly because we knew that the site we were in is booked for next week. What we didn't realize until we walked over to check it out is that the breeze blows through this site. Plus we have a ton of privacy now since our doors open to the wall - we've created quite the little oasis.
This afternoon Cassia decided to use Roofous as a pillow - she had herself ensconced in him.
Poor Roofous - he may never see snow!
That was our day. We never did end up going to the downtown area with Freddy and Frosso as planned. Too much for one day. We'll head in tomorrow afternoon and evening since we hear that a lot goes on Sunday nights at the basketball courts - food, lots of yummy, cheap, food!
Who are WE to pass THAT up - right?!
TODAY'S INTERESTING LINK: I was on the edge of my seat reading our friends, Bill and Carol's, blog The Golden Years , this morning. They BROKE DOWN yesterday on their way home from Puerto Vallarta. Amazing response from the Green Angels! I'm glad that all went as well as it did, considering. And people worry about traveling in Mexico. Try getting that kind of response time and service in the USA or Canada!