Another day in Paradise
18 March 2014 | Barra De Navidad/Colimilla
There is this local family in Colimilla that have a small tienda(store) that I frequent for last minute items and my 5 gallon garafons of potable water. The father is a lobster fisherman and mom runs the store. They have a 14 year old daughter and twins who turned eight a couple of weeks ago....the same twins I gave extra cookies to last year on their birthday, because that day they were part of the kids skyping Gabriellas school. This family took on six (6) extra kids this year. One of the parents of the family described above has a sister living in Chicago and was in a little trouble, so she sent her six kids here to live while she straightens it out up in the states. Needless to say the newly acquired growth in the family is quite burdensome and there is no rest. So I invited the entire clan out on a sail outing to Tenacatita to let everyone relax and unwind from the crowded day to day life in Colimilla. It turned out quite well with lunch on the boat with of course the treat of cantaloupe and strawberry ice cream mixed together.
I sailed down to Santiago/Manzanillo for a few more days of that lovely area before I start my trek back north. George on Mollyhawk went into the Grand Bay Hotel marina for a few days to get some work done on his boat, so I was back to my single handing freedom mode again. I almost forgot what it felt like to move around without consulting someone else. I enjoyed the trip with a visit with Sofia who works at the Oasis club on the beach. She is the sister to Dr. Lilian who was working at the Salud in Colimilla last year and who was part of a nice Tenacatita outing last year. Now I'm back in the lagoon at Barra and have to start getting ready for the trek north...getting Enrique's pickup to transport fuel from a regular gas station to the beach. If I buy fuel(gas/diesel) at the fuel dock it costs 43 pesos($3.50US) extra for the privilege of tying up and purchasing fuel at their dock.....that's per 5 gallon jug and I'll get about 8 or 9 jugs total=$28US extra. When your living in poverty while retired in Paradise you have to save somehow.