But, we still had fun. There were 16 of us on the boat, and 12 of them were all one extended family, then there was us, and another couple. The others were all Mexican, so we got some more practice using our Spanish. First they took the boat south along the coast, showing us a few beaches along the way. Ruth and I had already walked to these beaches the other day, so we got a view of them from the water. Then, we spent an hour further out at sea looking for whales or dolphins, but didn't see anything. The guy who sold us our tickets said 100% chance of seeing whales, 80% dolphins, and 50% sea turtles. So if we see him again, I'll mention that he maybe wants to change that to 99% whales!
Kevin and our new beach umbrella!
We had bought a beach umbrella yesterday morning before our boat trip. The beach vendors wanted 300 pesos ($23.40) but we got one at a store a few blocks inland for 220 pesos ($17.16). It came in handy at the island they stopped at on the way back. We were supposed to do some snorkeling, but the water was too rough for that. So we just sat on the beach and had our lunch.
The view from the island.
Yesterday morning, we saw a cross on a hill above the town and figured out how to walk up to it. Nice view from the top, and quite a few stairs to get up there. A nice morning workout.
Ruth and the view of the bay at Rincon de Guayabitos.
After our boat trip, we just sat on the beach and relaxed. Then, we went for a walk to see if we could see a restaurant for Ruth's birthday dinner. Along the way, we saw another RV park that we had missed before. It's actually a hotel, with 8 spots for RV parking, and 7 of them are empty. It's really pretty though, and they have a beautiful swimming pool. I made a deal with the guy for 2 nights at 150 pesos ($11.70) per night so we think we'll move over there today.
Most restaurants close early on Sunday's so we thought we were going to have a hard time finding something decent. But we found a place with reasonable prices and we each had chicken fajitas. The plate of food was huge, with rice and fries and a salad as well as all the fajita makings. I had a beer, and Ruth had a pina colada. Total cost including tip was 207 pesos ($16.15).
Interesting to note that the Canadian dollar/Mexican peso exchange rate is at it's most favorable level for Canadians in history. It is now cheaper than ever for a Canadian to live or travel in Mexico.
10 year chart of CAN$ vs Mex peso