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My family, this includes my wife, four children & immediate relatives.

Mexico day fourteen – last full day :( Ceviche Day

Awake just after 07:00 and breakfast at 08:00 then because there was no rain we were on the beach for 09:15.

No Karen today presume she was on a day off, but Edinson was there with his cheeky smile and customary “hello mate”

Lunch was provided by Leo who showed us how to prepare ceviche, which was salsa with raw fish but he couldn’t give us raw fish due to health and safety so it was cooked prawns – delicious and ceviche will be something I try to make at home one day.

Later in the afternoon the skies opened and it poured down with rain so we sheltered at the beach bar!

We ate Japanese tonight and sat with a lovely couple from Newcastle who were celebrating his 21st but no ceviche on the menu!

Back outside the restaurant it was raining hard and we managed to get a members shuttle back to our block

Now all packed ready for the lunchtime pickup back to the airport

Love Mexico very relaxing, Love ceviche very tasty

Mexico – day twelve – beach-combing day

Woken by a thunderstorm at 06:00 and it was still raining furiously, more rain than I think I’ve ever heard! It gave me chance though to think of our war heroes as back in the UK it was 11:00 on the 11th November.

I must have dozed off again and woke at 08:15. I could get used to this life!

Breakfast in the main buffet before spending an hour in the coffee shop hiding from the rain and talking to Becky from the US.

The rain stopped but it was very overcast so we went beach-combing for a couple of hours. Plenty of shells and washed up coral but still no turtles, we did spot a white egret with yellow feet though! We even stopped off at the dolphins for a while.

Now the sun was making an appearance so off to the beach, but we’d only been on the beach for 15 minutes before the rain reappeared with a clap of thunder that shuck the ground as it was right overhead. So we had to spend the afternoon drinking mojito’s in the beach bar, not a bad way to spend the afternoon though.

Tonight we are eating Italian and I think the rain has gone 🙂

Mexico day ten – turtle day

Another late start to the day as we only went down for breakfast at 09.00, it’s going to be a struggle when we go back to work in another week but for now we’ll cope!

Last night we had a small lizard/geko in our room which I caught and set free outside, this morning Michele found another one but smaller. Again I caught it and set it free in the sun on the balcony.

Today we settled on the beach and it was another scorcher, 29 degrees or so. I spent the first hour reading while Michele listened to her music. I then got a quick call in to my daughter Sam, Harry and Nancy who had not been back from school long.

Then we went off in search of the elusive turtles again. Still no luck but we did see plenty of fish and a stingray up close in shore. The other fish were the big silver ones and small yellow and black ones I’d seen the other day.

Lunchtime was a quick trip to the beach BBQ, then back to the beach.

I needed to stretch my legs and went off again in search of the turtles, but this time off in the opposite direction. Along the way I came across plenty of Iguana, lizard and geko’s. Then I came across the beach with the turtle nests. Each one protected with a marker and a protective net enclosure. There was even evidence of hatched turtle eggs. They are just like table tennis balls! But still no turtles 🙁

Then again back to the beach to catch Michele up. A couple of mojito’s for me and even a Singapore sling for Michele. Then we had rain, yes rain and not like the 90 seconds worth we had the other day but a 20 minute downpour, so off to our room via the bar but the rain only stopped long enough for us to make it back.

It’s a very small world! Just before we left the beach I got talking to another Canadian who asked if I was from the UK and then whereabouts, I said Manchester and he asked if I knew Altrincham? Yes I explained I was a Timperley boy by birth. It appeared he lived in Altrincham for a few years when he was younger before he emigrated to Canada. Small world!

Tonight we are at the steak restaurant and i got over-faced with the surf and turf! A huge piece of salmon, three large shrimp and a piece of tenderloin. Not sure if it was all that, that filled me up or the 3 crab claws i had as a starter but non the less I was full to bursting.

Now sat writing my blog up wondering if I will ever see a word turtle?