After we had coffee and tea, we took Whiskey for her morning walk on the beach.
A panorama shot I took of the two large resorts here, the Barcelo on the left, and the Dreams on the right.
I managed to get the wheels cleaned on Sherman’s drivers side, but didn’t get any further before the sun started getting to that side. I’m going to have to start work earlier in the morning, I guess!
Ruth took some more bird pictures. We even got pretty close to a parakeet type of bird. We don’t go looking for these birds, they are just ones that we happen to spot while sitting under our awning.
Here is the large jug of purified water that we buy. It costs between 10 and 12 pesos (between 90 cents and a buck) and contains 25 litres of drinking water. And, we don’t even have to go anywhere…a water delivery truck comes by every day.
We had bought a shoe caddy when we were in Puerto Escondido and finally got around to trimming it to one row and attaching it beside the entrance steps. This way, shoes and sandals will keep off that step. I was always tripping over them!
We needed a few more grocery items, so we decided to take a taxi into town and go for pollo asado (roast chicken) dinner at the same time. The first chicken place we went to was only for takeout, where you could buy the whole roast chicken for 60 pesos ($5.00). So we walked to another place that was off the beaten path and away from the tourist restaurants. Here, we ordered a half chicken that came with rice and beans and tortillas and salsa. We thought we were ordering a half chicken each, but when it came it was only the one half chicken, the rice, a bowl of beans each and tortillas. So we could have used one or two more pieces of chicken, but there was certainly enough food for a decent meal each. The total bill, including tip, was 65 pesos. ($5.42). Yes, that is $2.71 each!
Speaking of cheap, I can’t get used to how cheap the taxis are. I mean we would never think of taking a taxi anywhere in Canada or the U.S. because they are so ridiculously expensive. Anyhow, we flag down a cab here (they are everywhere) and we paid 30 pesos ($2.50) to go the 5 kms (3 miles) or so into town. It’s not normal to tip the taxi driver, but I couldn’t help giving the guy on the way back an extra 10 pesos for helping with the groceries. I mean you can’t even get on a city bus in our old hometown of Ottawa for under $3.00, and that’s per person!