We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
|VW bug with dry palm leaves for roof!|
|Small outdoor church|
Kids are so eager to work – they are quite amazing to watch. If only we all had half the determination they have. I observe a small 5-7 year old boy desperately trying to carry a 5 gallon jug of fuel to one of the pangas on the beach. Thankfully, it’s not quite full for it takes all he has to move it around. Along the way another little kid offers his help and for a short while, they share the load. He’ll probably get a peso (8 cents) or so for the chance to help. On another corner is yet a smaller child filling up gallon jugs of water to bring to the men across the ways who are cleaning the parked cars along the road. The men have access to water but that doesn’t stop this little enterprising boy from trying to help for a peso. At a food booth, a cute little guy is helping keep the flies off the baked goods by waving around a stick with a few yellowish-white ribbons attached to its end. He’ll be at it for about four hours – all in a day’s work.
We had waves upward of six or so feet and when you learn to surf them right, it can be a lot of fun. Of course, the spectacle of both of us being dunked at the same time right in front of throngs of onlookers having breakfast at one of the beach restaurant was humbling to say the least, but how else do you learn, how else but to laugh at yourself… To be fair however, people in dinghies couldn’t make it to the beach that day or the few that did or could got quite wet in the process. After his breakfast ashore, a man who owns one of these mega yachts (110 feet or so and worth many millions) took the command of the dinghy away from his captain so he could show off to the three well dressed ladies who were onboard with him. The captain reluctantly gave him the wheel for he knew how treacherous the waves could be. To our surprise, he hit a wave the wrong way and the whole party was soaked to the bones. What a way to impress the ladies hey! Money doesn’t buy you dryness!
|My architectural favorites - cupola|
Finally the winds became too much for us at the point. We could not seem to ever warm up so we decided to get back ‘home’ to La Cruz, where there is much more to do and so far our favorite area in Mexico.