A nice start to the day at Lower Mazinaw Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Ottawa, Canada.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Reuniting with Max in Germany on October 1st.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Huatulco (day 4)

Friday February 13…9:00pm

Ruth and I rushed this morning in order to get on our bikes and explore a bit before it got too hot. So we left here about 8:45am, and headed west.

The Huatulco area is made up of 9 bays. The 3 larger bays are to the east. We are camped at the second of the large bays, Tangolunda. The third bay is where the town and shopping facilities are, and then the other bays are more remote, some of which can’t be reached by vehicle.

I was a little concerned that I had to put air in Ruth’s rear tire before we left. It was quite low, although I check them regularly even when we’re not riding the bikes. Anyhow, we took off knowing that the first hill started only a few hundred metres away. After many more hills, some of them down, we spotted a couple of RV’s in the distance parked at a lighthouse. By the time we made it over there, we were exhausted. But we were invited inside by a couple from Newfoundland who had been parked by the lighthouse for close to two weeks now. They’re actually on the property of a small restaurant beside the lighthouse, and are paying 200 pesos per night to the restaurant owner for electric, sewar and water. They have a spectacular view from this spot, and about a five minute walk downhill to a beautiful beach and then about a ten minute walk back uphill to their parking spot. Overall, it’s not really any better than where we are…just different. I think I’d like to stay for a night or two though because the view is fantastic, so made a deal with the owners for a “no hookups” parking spot for the same price we’re paying here. (100 pesos per night, $9.10 CAN, $7.30 US).

View from near Playa Entrega where we may go camp in a couple of days

Another view from near Playa Entrega

As we headed back, we were going down a steep section when I noticed my rear tire was almost flat. We stopped and couldn’t find anywhere that we noticed a problem on the tire. We continued on at very slow speed with me trying to keep my weight on the front. Very difficult to do, but because the tire wasn’t totally flat we managed to get into the next village. We asked a policeman if there was somewhere for air, and he directed us towards the marina. We didn’t get that far because I noticed a motorcycle repair shop where we stopped in and got the tire filled up again. Strangely enough, it didn’t leak again for the rest of the trip home. Doesn’t make any sense!

Relaxed for much of the afternoon, but around 3:00pm, we decided to go check out the resort next door. It’s kind of hidden away on the side of a mountain, but close enough that we can receive a free internet signal from them. We asked for a tour in case we might like to stay there sometime…yeah, right! The cheapest room was 3,090 pesos per night! ($281 CAN, $230 US). This didn’t include any meals or drinks, but they had a fancy looking restaurant whose menu would be sure to relieve you of at least $25 per plate. Anyhow, it was kind of fun, and we’re going to do the same thing tomorrow and maybe check out one or two of the all inclusive’s down the road. Maybe we’ll get a free drink or a meal!

We’ve decided to stay put until at least Sunday. We’ve heard the beaches get a little busier with the locals on the weekend, so if we are to move we’d be better off doing it on Monday.

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…478

February Fuel $ 91.00 CAN

February Grocery $131.87 CAN

February Overnight costs $ 47.30 CAN

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