Well, we've been at Playa Troncones now for three days, having arrived here Saturday afternoon. Not a whole lot going on with us but hanging out at the beach.
Have I mentioned how HOT it is here. Boy, we are sure having a time getting reacquainted with the warmer temperatures here at the beach. Nice that it has a bit of a breeze + we can jump in the ocean or swimming pool at anytime to cool off.
VERY quiet at the beach today - I suppose it is busier during the weekends with Mexican tourists. Nice to be in such a low key place. There are a few restaurants and shops but not much else - just our style. AND - the beach is clean AND there are NO trucks, atvs and motorcycles driving on it!
Yesterday began with the girls spending some time with their babies. The two girls looked like the they had just gotten theirs - for Three King's Day I am assuming.
Then Cassia and I took to the beach for a morning walk.
We didn't get too far but I took a few pictures. There are bungalows and private homes along the beach.
A while later we took out the dvd player for the girls to watch - hmmmm - not sure if that was a good thing or not!
Time in the hammock with the restaurant dog - we've nicknamed him 'Benji' for obvious reasons.
The ladies here gave Cassia some rosca de reyes - a special bread eaten on Three King's Day.
Later, it was time to catch the waves.
Or to be pulled along by dad!
Although Cassia had more fun just playing in the sand. So, dad headed out by himself.
This was the main attraction at the beach.
Here's a movie of his lift off!
CRAZY - right?! I could NEVER do that! I'd spend the whole time afraid that a bird would fly into the fan and I'd be toast. He went very high and was gone for long periods of time up over the mountains!
Cassia and I .....
While we were down at the beach yesterday afternoon - Cassia and I played and or I watched her from my comfortable seat on the towel. Derek was out swimming and every now and then I looked out to make sure I could see his head bobbing around. It was difficult because I had to look into the sun.
Boy, he's been out there for a while and look how far he is - I thought at one point.
A bit later, I was distracted by helping Cassia wash and dry off. Not long after that as she was lying on the towel I watched Derek come out of the water a ways down from where we were sitting - and where he entered the water. AND he was with someone. Not strange - Derek usually befriends fellow swimmers in the water.
However, Derek wasn't looking so good and the fellow just kept on walking. Turns out - that Derek needed this fellows help to get back to shore.
A VERY SCARY moment as Derek described to me that he became very tired and was very far from shore - he tried to get in but it just wasn't happening. He started to panic. This fellow came along - amazingly - right?! Derek was trying to communicate with him - surely with panic in his eyes - and the fellow figured it out and asked if Derek needed help. The fellow pulled him back in but not before they were both hit with a large wave.
Derek and I realized after that it wasn't so much the undertow - since there isn't much of one here - but more a matter of being out too long in the water - about 1 hour - and going out to far.
A bit of a lesson there!
In the meantime, Cassia had fallen asleep. Nothing like lots of beach time and fresh air to knock a little girl out.
And then today - just more of the same......
Lots of beach time .....
an action shot of the water coming in.....
And Cassia once again falling asleep on the beach after our late afternoon swim.
Once she woke up and was washed off, we put on one of her new outfits for a Dad and Daughter photo by the van.
Thankfully, Derek decided NOT to go out so far into the ocean today!
We thought that we may head out of here tomorrow but now we are not so sure. We'll probably stay a few more days.
The next two days are two important dates to mark in our family - good to just stay in one spot for those. I'll tell you about them as they come up.
The bad news is that our fridge has crapped out on us! There is something that just doesn't work with us and RV fridges. We spent the last two winters with a broken fridge in the trailer. One of the things we liked best about the van we bought is that it has a barely used (2008) fridge. Today it decided not to cool and hasn't budged from 60 F even though we moved it from electricity to propane! Darn! Not sure if we can get it looked at here in Mexico or not. At the moment we just have our fingers x that is will suddenly start working again - since nothing seems to be wrong with it. It IS hot here but even during the evenings the temperature doesn't change. Any ideas?
Ahhhhhhh sitting here listening to the pounding waves in the dark. Tonight Cassia and I joined Derek for his nightly walk on the beach with Roofous. I find it a bit challenging walking in the dark but since it is all beach it worked out ok. It was nice to see all the lights on the various hotels, bungalows and homes. And the STARS! We could point out Orion's Belt to Cassia.
TODAY'S INTERESTING LINK: An interesting note about about Playa Troncones is the complete lack of shells, which makes me a bit sad because I LOVE to shell hunt. My sister sent me this link - Magnified Grains of Sand - not too long ago. I knew of course that sand is composed of broken shells but I never realized that many still hold their shape - pretty neat.