Got up to watch a beautiful sunrise this morning. Because we’re on the part of coast that is actually almost east and west, we get to see beautiful sunrises and sunsets from our location here.
The young couple who own this place have been gone almost every day, and have given us our own entrance key. So it’s like we have the run of the place, all for $8.33 a night. Not bad. It’s a funny way to run a business, although nobody has come by wanting to rent a room while they’ve been gone. They have three other motorhomes parked here, all older, and all junk. Considering this hotel and coffee shop was pretty much brand new when we were here two years ago, they haven’t done a good job with the upkeep. Too bad, because it was a nice spot. Doubtful that we would return here, although we are happy to stay until Tuesday when Alex leaves.
The first two floors have five rooms that are available. There is nobody in them at this time. The next two floors have never been finished, and are the same way they were two years ago.
Ruth and I took a taxi into town this morning, while Alex stayed behind with Whiskey and Sherman. We walked down the hill to the beach parking area where we got a cab into town (5 kms, 3 miles) for 40 pesos ($3.33). He dropped us off near “el centro” and we walked to the Yamaha store. This store does in fact sell motorcycles, scooters, and quad bikes, and also boat engines. However it’s also the major supplier to the locals for fishing gear and snorkeling equipment. And we did buy two sets of masks and snorkels…for 515 pesos ($42.00) per set.
Then we walked down the the Super Che grocery store and did another grocery shop. Loaded it all into a taxi and asked the guy how much to “el Faro” (the lighthouse) and he said 45 pesos. I said the other taxi only charged 40 pesos to get us there and he shrugged his shoulders and said okay to the 40 pesos. The locals will almost always try and get more out of a tourist than they would charge a fellow local. The water guy stopped by yesterday and when asked how much, he said 19 pesos, when we have never paid more than 12 pesos. I laughed and said 19 was too expensive and that 12 was good. He smiled and took the 12 pesos. You can’t blame them for trying!
Ruth made a full roast chicken dinner in the motorhome this afternoon. Stuffing, roast potatoes, and everything. It was really good!
Looking forward to trying out our new snorkeling gear tomorrow morning!