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 20, 2009

Playa Zipolite (day 3)

Friday February 20…9:30pm

While on our morning walk, we stopped to chat with a couple from near Barrie Ontario, Clem and Barb.

 Clem mentioned that they seem to be having problems with their solar panel and battery system, so I went down to their spot later and checked things out for him. His batteries are 3 years old, and although that’s fairly early for batteries to start to go, they don’t last forever and depending on usage they can deteriorate prematurely.

Yesterday, we had noticed a place downtown that advertised what looked like a very inexpensive roast chicken lunch, so we decided to try it out. Sure enough, it was a great deal. You got a few pieces of roast chicken, rice, pasta salad, and tortillas for 25 pesos ($2.25 CAN, $1.80 US) each. It was really good, and our only complaint would be that there could have been a bit more chicken. But for the price, it was great.

I went for a bike ride heading back towards Puerto Angel. It felt like it was uphill both ways! There are two other entrances to different beaches, but I didn’t go to them because they were down fairly steep hills and I knew I was going to have to ride up them to get out again.

Zipolite beach is one of the best beaches we’ve been to in Mexico. You can rent a very nice room here for 2 people at 350 pesos ($31.50 CAN, $25.20 US) a night, and cheaper if you stay for a week or more. Or you can rent a very basic beach cabin for 150 pesos (13.50 CAN, $10.80 US) per night.

The white building to the left is the one with the nice rooms for 350 pesos

Total nights sleeping in a motorhome…484

February Fuel $136.00 CAN

February Grocery $175.37 CAN

February Overnight costs $ 101.60 CAN

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