31 December 2008 | Playa Ropa
As we enter our second week at Zihuatenejo, we're quite content to relax here. Most mornings start with a trip to beach (100 yards behind our stern). We both run a few laps of the Playa Ropa beach and then a short swim before the air gets real warm. So, although we are being mostly lazy, we're not getting fat (yet!).
Back to the boat for breakfast and a few (very few) boat chores. Read a book. Run the watermaker for a couple hours. Read some more. Check weather, email and talk to some friends via ham radio. Read some more. If we need anything, wander into town and do some shopping (walk several miles). Yesterday was laundry and propane day. Back to the boat. Read some more (Dori stole my book). Late afternoon jump in the water to swim, cool off and bath. Watch a beautiful sunset (every night). Now that it's cooled off, take the dinghy to town and find a bite to eat. At the Zocalo, the street vendors have a variety of wonderful food for cheap: Tamales, tacos, empanadas, elotes, cervezas, helados (ice cream), and even an occasional hamburger or pizza to keep the Admiral happy. Back to the boat across the bay about 9pm. Read a bit more and then sleep.
In between all that, we have made a few outings. The day after Christmas, along with Chris, Tamara and Chris' dad Cid, we caught the bus to Iztapa and then a launch over to Isla Grande for the day. We found this very cute beach on the south size to snorkel, body surf, and eat lunch. Our waiter honored us with the nicest palapa out on this very picturesque point. The island shuts down at 5pm and everyone goes home. We're planning to come back here and anchor our boats here next week.
Yesterday, Chris and I did scuba dived the north point of the bay. Visibility was only 15-20' but lots of fish.
Dinner last night for our Anniversary (Dori's choice) was popcorn for appetizers, pizza, and followed by ice cream. Dori was in heaven. (I also received two roses from Jeff, so it really was a very nice anniversary celebration--Dori)