Early evenings we head on up to our rooftop balcony with some drinks and watch the birds and iguanas. There is wonder and magic in each and every day. Lately the Hummingbirds have been making a daily visit. They are brave little things and often come and just stop in front of me, hovering. We share a moment and then off they go.
We had family from Calgary visiting for the past two weeks and it was so nice to get to know them better. Most of our visits over the years have been at busy family gatherings where one on one conversations are short and sweet.
We just returned from a two day stay at Playa Larga. We stayed at Hotel Marbella which is right on the beach. After some confusion with our room booking and booking.com we were eventually settled into a third floor room with a balcony overlooking the stunning and wild Playa Larga. You cannot swim here as it is open ocean, her roar is loud and her force is something to behold. We saw whales and dolphins and glorious sunsets. During the day, we parked ourselves under the shade of a palm and still managed to get sunburnt. The sun is relentless and the sand so hot, you cannot be on it without shoes. Shade is limited to the palapa restaurants so if you venture here make sure you have lots of sunscreen and a hat. We were up early and parked ourselves under a palm, the only shady spot right on the beach which we happily shared with a group of Mexican children building their sandcastles. Life is slow and quiet here, unless of course it's someones birthday and the mariachi band comes. There is not much to do but gaze out at the ocean, sip a Margarita and build sandcastles. I don't have a problem with that at all!
|Mariachi on la playa|
|Jim and Roxy having a high five moment at Playa Larga|
|Never get tired of the Margarita on the beach pic|
|Hall view, Hotel Marbella, Playa Larga|
|Sunset, Playa Larga|
|Sharing our shade with the ninos|
More blog posts to come shortly as we wind down our life here in Zihuatanejo. Mostly reflections and such.