The Dniester River with Moldova on the left and Transnistria on the right. Photo taken December 10, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Soroca, Moldova.

Where are they going next? Back to Chisinau, Moldova on Tuesday. Then the Wednesday overnight train back to Bucharest.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Zihuatanejo (day 4)

The day started off cloudy, in fact it was almost overcast. Seemed a little odd not to have the sun shining. But it didn’t take very long and the clouds had disappeared so that it was blue sky and sunshine again for the rest of the day.

Didn’t sleep very well last night because there’s a little bar right next door to us and they were pretty busy because of Valentines Day. They had the music way too loud, and it went on pretty late. Had to have a nap later this morning before heading to the beach.

Sherman's parking spot in downtown Zihua. That's actually a primary school on the other side of us. I am taking this photo standing close to the bar that made all the noise last night!

These little guys were all excited to see Whiskey walking with us on the street down below.

We have a hummingbird nest right outside our window. The nest is about the size of half a walnut shell!

We took the local bus with John, as Wendy had a meeting for a local charity she’s involved in. We went to Playa Linda on the north side of Ixtapa, and then took a small ferry boat service to the Isla Ixtapa, a small island that has some palapa restaurants and is good for snorkeling. Ruth went in the water, but said that the rocks were rough to walk on and the water wasn’t very clear because it was a bit choppy and it stirred up the sand. Personally, I think that we have been spoiled by snorkeling at Playa La Entrega near Huatulco so now anything less isn’t very good.

These guys are wild crocs who live in their natural habitat, the lagoon next door to Playa Linda. There is a fence separating the lagoon from the parking area!

John and Kevin out for a walk on Isla Ixtapa


We had a snack at one of the beach restaurants, then headed back to town. We had left Whiskey in John and Wendy’s apartment. She seems quite happy to stay behind there, and Wendy was with her when we arrived back later in the afternoon.

Then we went out to a baked potato place for dinner. This place makes huge baked potatoes with various toppings on them. It’s a meal in itself…with drinks, total bill with a tip was 221 pesos ($18.50) for the four of us.

We’ve enjoyed our time with Wendy and John, but now it’s time to head further north along the coast. Zihuatanejo has been fun for a short visit, but it’s a little too touristy for us. We are headed up the Michoacan coast, which is very unspoiled, and we may not have internet the next few nights. Never know though, because our cellular internet stick has been pretty reliable!

6 comments:

  1. looks like you've gone out to eat quite a few times this month! Becky and I eat out at a baked potato place when we were in London. It was so good we didn't want to leave! haha.
    Lindsey

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  2. Love those Papas Locos! It must be hummingbird nesting season, have a peek at our blog under "Love is in the air"!

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  3. Just LOVE the pics of the yappy little chihuahuii (plural of chihuahua?) all looking to slide down those tiles to take on Whiskey! LOL

    I got two of them little anklebiters as grandpuppies!

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  4. Karen and Steve...Wasn't sure whether they were going to come down after her. Sure was funny to see though.

    I saw your picture of the little anklebiters, I think you called the "rats", lol.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

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  5. Contessa...Those Papas Locos were soooo filling. We wouldn't have even noticeD the hummingbird's nest if I hadn't seen the movement out of the corner of my eye. It was the size of a 1/2 a walnut shell and literally right outside the window.

    Thanks for your website we will definitely have a look at it.

    Kevin, Ruth and Whiskey

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  6. Lindsey...Sorry missed your comment. Yes we have eaten out a lot this month, especially here in Zihua. We are visiting David's parents and they have a very small room and just a small kitchenette so really nowhere to make a meal and it was so hot in Sherman. Also most of the meals were at lunch time when we were out at the beach. Yes those baked potatoes were so good.

    Mum and Dad

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