Lough Leane in Killarney National Park, Ireland.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Killarney National Park, Ireland.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Back to the Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Calderitas (day 13)

Friday January 23…9:00pm

Today was sunny with cloudy periods and a high of about 24C (75F), although it did get a little windy this afternoon.

We just puttered around this morning, took Whiskey for a walk, cleaned a bit, and did some reading. As I was walking around the motorhome, I spotted a young tarantula spider in the grass by the rear wheel. I called for Ruth to come and see it, but it had run into the grass underneath, and I wasn’t about to crawl under there after it! It was still pretty small, about 2 inches in diameter. They can grow to about twice that size. Tarantulas are poisonous, but they are non deadly. Their bite is about the same as a bee sting.

After lunch, we rode our bikes into Calderitas to the trailer park there. We knew that a fellow RVer, Croft Randle, and his wife Norma were visiting there. They’re originally from Campbell River, BC. Croft has an online blog that I’ve followed a few times over the past year, so it was interesting to meet them. They’re doing a similar route to the one we’re doing, only in reverse, so it may be that we cross paths again further along in March as we head northeast, and they head northwest.

We’re pretty much packed up and ready to go, so we’ll be on the road towards Palenque tomorrow. We will stop in Chetumal and do a fairly big grocery shop, and get a little more gasoline. Then, it’s about a 480 km (300 mile) drive, so we probably won’t do it all in one day. But it’s not supposed to be a very interesting drive, so we’ll see. If we come across somewhere suitable to spend the night, we’ll probably take it.

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…457

January Fuel $ 45.50 CAN

January Grocery $ 144.91 CAN

January Overnight costs $ 87.36 CAN

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