Category Archives: Mexico 2017

Two weeks of sun & relaxation for us after the disappointment of having to cancel our trip to Boston.

Mexico – day eleven – Rainy day

After the rain of yesterday it was a bright, sunny and warm start to the day

Breakfast earlier than usual before heading off to the beach, Michele went sunbathing while I went swimming looking for the elusive turtles again. Still no luck but again plenty of fish.

Back at the sunbeds Michele had struck up a conversation with another lady (Sharon) from the UK, her husband Paul was out snorkeling, he’d previously seen the turtles as well as a larger Stingray.

Karen was on hand to keep us watered and Edinson managed to get hold of some ice lollies.

We spent sometime taking with our new friends before the rain came down, heavier than yesterday and lasted from about 14:30 until 19:30. That put paid to the sunshine and the sun bathing so we swapped the sun lounger for the bar before heading off to our room to get ready for it Thai meal.

Now sat in bed watching Jaws II

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?

Mexico day nine – tequila day

After the exertions of yesterday and the sun getting the better of me we had 9 hours sleep, yes 9 (nine) hours. The body must have needed it.

Bran flakes only for breakfast, no eggs, bacon, omelete or pancakes like the rest of the holiday-makers!!

Then back off to our favorite spot for an hour of my book before a planned walk. But before the walk I was persuaded to attend a tequila tasting session. Michele didn’t fancy it so off I went on my own to the members presentation. Mexican tequila is not like that in the UK nor is it drink the same. No lime or salt, just taken with ice. There must have been 20 of us all in a semi circle. On my left another Russian born who now lives in the US but this time a lady as well as a Chinese born American lady and on my right a girl of my dreams! A Maria Sharapova double, six foot plus blonde who was stick thin from Southampton by name of Tazmin! Lucky me but sorry to say no photographic proof so you’ll have to take my word for it 🙂

Over the next hour we all had to taste 11 different flavours of tequila (orange, cranberry, mango, tamarind, coffee and chocolate etc.) But not without the silly theatrics. Lots of Spanish phrases and swaying of the hips. To help with the digestion there was Nacho and salsa freshly made to help soak the tequila up.

All four of us were in constant trouble with our host as we were busy discussing the tequila flavours. Yes favourite was the tamarind one!

By the end all 11 bottles were empty and all the salsa gone too.

Tazmin was explaining that she was on a weeks holiday at the hotel before joining the team as an employee. Brave move but I’m sure she’ll make a good go of it.

Later in the afternoon I joined the real lady of my dreams before we headed off to the Mexican for our evening meal. Again the food was OK but not as good as the Thai!