I think there are seven beaches in the Puerto Escondido area, and today we went to Playa Manzanillo. I had read that it might be good for snorkeling, and because it’s a weekday and children are in school, it shouldn’t be too busy. And I was right.
Panorama shot of Playa Manzanillo. It’s a small, pretty beach set in a cove so there aren’t any big waves.
View from our spot in the shade
Mary knows one of the ladies who runs a small restaurant at the beach, so we were able to set ourselves up in the shade at one of the tables. We bought a couple of drinks, and they didn’t care that we were picnicking at their table. There was a sign that said no dogs were allowed in the water at this beach, but nobody questioned Whiskey being with us. We have never once been bothered by a dog being at the beach. I don’t know why we are so uptight about that kind of thing in Canada and the U.S. It’s a totally different attitude.
It was a pretty rought day. Not sure I can take too many more of these.
Ruth went snorkeling, but I was quite happy staying back with Whiskey. They have a few hammocks strung up and I found a comfortable spot in one of them. Mary had never been snorkeling before, so Ruth convinced her to strap on the mask and showed her how things worked. Turned out that she really enjoyed the experience!
Had an email from blog followers Tracy and Jim who live in Puerto Escondido. They’ve asked if we want to get together, and we do! So hopefully we’ll set something up for Thursday.