Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Finally, A Chicken on the Bus!

Well, Monday we decided to go to the beautiful little beach town of Sayulita. Because Rosalee is here, we thought it would be fun to ride the bus- it's about a 25 minute ride and saved me a twisty winding drive. The beach in Sayulita is one of the prettiest around here, and it is famous as a great place to learn to surf. The water is shallow but the waves are long and rolling. We walked around the town, did a little shopping, then sat at a beachfront restaurant on the sand and had lunch, treated to the entertainment of watching the surfers. There were lots of vendors selling everything from purses to tattoos to jewelery. Rosalee had a great time shopping while sitting in her chair. She bought a few really nice pieces of silver from Ismael- a very good salesman I have to say! It was a thoroughly relaxing morning. We caught the bus home, and at one of the stops a fellow got on with a live chicken under his arm. I didn't have the nerve to haul out my camera to take a picture but sure wanted to get a shot! Gail was convinced that the chicken was a pet, because it had a leash around it's neck, but I had to burst her bubble and tell her that it was surely bound for a pot that night. Ah, Mexico. I love it here!

Yesterday, we drove to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the next little town to us. There is a small beach that you can see from the highway which I've often wanted to check out. It is a very beautiful but small beach, with soft sand and low waves. We took a stroll past the tables and chairs of a large restaurant and could see bits of Bucerias off in the distance. La Cruz is a very quiet little town, none of the hussle and bussle of Bucerias. Afterwards, we took Rosalee on a final shopping spree in the market here. She has become quite the little bargainer and was able to get a few things at very good prices!

Last night we packed a picnic of cold chicken, potato salad, macaroni salad, fresh bread from a bakery in La Cruz and a bottle of wine and walked to the beach to watch the sunset. It's only a five minute walk to our beach access. We were treated to a magnificent sunset. The beach was fairly quiet, just a few people strolling; three or four Mexicans kicking a soccer ball on the sand; a few more in the water up to their waists throwing out fishing lines and a few kids playing in the surf. It was lovely.

Today, Rosalee flies home to the cold of Nova Scotia but we hope with good memories of her first trip to Mexico!

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