We are on our way to Mexico!
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Lost Alaskan RV Park, Alpine, TX.

Where are they going next? Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Bike ride and chicken lunch

The roads around Huatulco area are really good for bike riding. Well, except for the fact that there are a lot of hills! But, it's the hills that give you some good exercise... so Ruth and I finally got the bikes off the back of the motorhome and went for a ride.

This is the first time since we crossed the border eight weeks ago today that we have used the bicycles. There is not really a lot of opportunity in the first half of the trip... but there will be more in the second half.

But while this area is good for bike riding... it gets hot really early. For example, it is now 9:00am as I write this and the temperature is already 27C (81F). Ideally, you need to get out and get any exercise around dawn... like maybe 6:30am!

But it was around this time yesterday when we headed out. We went 7 kms (4.3 miles) down the road to Playa Bocana.

Playa Bocana.

As regular readers know, we are not beach people. Given a choice between the two, we much prefer to be inland where the temperatures are cooler. We like to be active, and it's simply too hot in this area to do anything active. Also, there are lots of bugs at the coast. No mosquitoes yet, but the noseeums are brutal. I have to spray my legs first thing in the morning every day.

So, we managed 14 kms (8.7 miles) and drank lots of water!

Back at the campground, we had made arrangements to take the group for lunch to a chicken restaurant that we know of. There are lots of restaurants in the Huatulco area, but many are tourist restaurants. We look for more local places where the tourists are not.

10 of us headed into La Crucecita.

Mmmm. Chicken.

Everybody enjoying lunch.

We all ate chicken, pasta salad, tortillas, bean soup. Drink and tip included, for 70 pesos ($3.75 USD, $5.00 CAD) per person. That even included a beer, if you wish! We laughed, because the beer alone would cost you at least that much in Canada!

Yes, I am keeping the name a secret. Wouldn't want word to get out and spoil the place! 

After lunch, we went and got an ice cream!
Roy, Wendy, Ruth, and Sue.

Garth, Bob, and Denise.

With full stomachs we headed back to the campground.

This fellow lives in the palm tree across from us.

Pale-billed woodpecker.

Relaxed for an hour, then taught Barry and Jeannie how to play backgammon. They had bought a backgammon board, but had never used it because they didn't know how to play. We need to sit with them through a couple more games, but then they'll have the hang of it.

Just a relax day today, and then we head out to Puerto Escondido tomorrow.

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16 comments:

  1. I read a while ago that Mexicans enjoy chicken more that any other country on earth. If you're a chicken and you are in Mexico be very affraid…

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    1. That could very well be possible but we know that Namibia likes their chicken as well but there aren't nearly as many people in Namibia as there are here in Mexico! :-)

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  2. In San Luis, Mexico across the border from Yuma, we met and befriended a local who took us to a small restaurant/café. OMG the food was delicious and the price was like $5 with beer. I was with a bunch of co-workers working in Yuma and one guy ordered two dinners! The 10 people (me and co-workers) filled the café it was that small. This was years ago so I don't remember the name, location or if it even still exist. In Mazatlán, Mexico I had the best street tacos ever! The guy grilled the chicken, fish, or beef filling on a stone slab and heated the corn tortilla, condiments on the side and the best part each taco was 25 cents!!!

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    1. Yep, we find the little local stands and "Mom and Pop" restaurants here in Mexico have some of the cheapest and most flavourful food! :-)

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  3. Going off the beaten path and to the local areas is one thing I love about you guys. You aren't a "tourist" blog you are an adventurer blog. I applaud your choices to eat locally and stay out of the tourist traps. It saves money and honestly a better experience!
    Can't wait to see what's up next!

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    1. Thanks Karyn, we sure try hard to be the traveler and not the tourist when we visit any country. We like to get the true local experience. :-)

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  4. Do others in your grouo do blogs? Just to get their perspevtive of trip. Loving the updates. But find it hard to comment ad have to go thru google account.

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    1. Yes, Garth has a blog. We have mentioned it before and included a link a number of times, I guess you must have just missed it. His blog is at http://wanderingwserenity.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh, that woodpecker’s poses made us laugh!

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    1. Glad that we could get you laughing Connie and Barry! He/she really is a pretty woodpecker though. :-)

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  6. Agreed. We prefer inland also. Warm days and cool or cold nights. And. . . no bugs!

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    1. Absolutely! I think everyone is already covered in sand flea/noseeum bites. :-(

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  7. We were anchored in Crucecita in 1998 waiting for a Tehuantepecker to blow out. We had a nice sail down from Acapulco and pulled into the Bay near La Entraga. Checked in with the port captain and were planing to check out in a day. "Vientos mas fuertes y Ollas mas grandes" we were told, and were not given permission to leave for about 10 days. It was a lovely spot to be anchored for very strong winds and big waves. When we were given permission to sail across the Bay of Tehuantepec it was a calm lake. Winter can have up to 20 days a month of 35 knot winds or higher. We assume the passes into Huatulco can also experience these strong winds. What a beautiful spot Huatulco can be.

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    1. Well if you have to be "stuck" somewhere then that wouldn't have been a bad place to have to stay. The bay there is really quite nice. I don't think we have ever been in Huatulco when a big wind has gone through.

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  8. What a yummy (and inexpensive!) lunch and beautiful woodpecker. Great day you had, and good for you getting out on the bikes.

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    1. It was really nice to get out on the bikes again. We really feel that we don't get many opportunities to get them out in many of the places we have been visiting here in Mexico. We do know that there a few more places coming up where we should be able to use them, so we are looking forward to that. :-)

      The chicken lunch was delicious!

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