Wednesday woke to heavy rain – of course our beach towels on the balcony were drenched as well as my almost dry water shoes – put them in second bedroom with ceiling fan and that worked great. Sure glad we’d packed our ponchos (really pretty substantial rain coats – if you saw us mine was blue, dh’s black). Stopped in at Barlito’s to drop off childrens books – Tiffany was most appreciative and even later wrote me a very nice email thanking me again. We saved her place for later in the week as we were craving cazuelas so off to M & J’s which did not disappoint – place was full also. Went to Covi’s for wine and they’ve changed hands and rearranged things. Only had in stock the small bottles of Sav B Reservado : $95pesos for two – and they’re so cute! The larger size would have been $78 pesos which was still a lot less than on Akumal.
Hung out on the balcony reading; Wifi at Nautibeach was very spotty the entire time – we weren’t the only ones “complaining” about it. Schlepped over to Sunset Grill for lunch at some point in the afternoon for a salad for dh, wrap sandwich for me and watched the stormy waves and grey skies – kind of cool to have an uninterrupted view of the sea with no peeps or boats…honestly I’d rather have had sun but what can you do? Counted about 20 mosquito bites on me from Akumal – well, I had to do something to entertain myself!
So happy to be here but hoping the rain will stop. Went to Fredy’s that night for shrimp and grouper. There was some weird taste to my shrimp – like tarragon or something – kind of disappointed but love him! Then we went to the Rock Bar for a few tunes and drinks. Same nice female running the place but different dude with her! She said her former partner didn’t like it there and hooked up with some other woman and went back to Italy and she and this nice guy became partners, everyone got married and everyones much happier now! Last time we were there was Oct. 2012 and this all happened within the year. So we had a good old time listening to Hawkwind (which no one has ever heard of but we were able to get it on Utube) and chatting with them. Very nice folks and cute place!
We picked up our laundry and when we got back I discovered two items missing. Was at first just noticing a tank top but then realized my travelling pants were also missing. We at first attempted to google the translation of what to say when we went back next morning but then stopped in at our front desk to see if they would phone them for us. They did but the number was disconnected so they wrote out for us exactly what was what and off we go to “complain”. Dude didn’t speak any English and seemed to really not know what to tell us but finally said (in English) “come back in 2 hours”.
Went to Rooster’s for breakfast and finally got some fresh fruit! I really love the Rooster; we always get consistently good service and delicious food. I had scrambled eggs and bacon and dh had pancakes and eggs – a lot to eat and all good. Nice place and very close for walking.
We hung around all day watching the rain and later went to Jax for a bite just to get moving some. Went back to laundry around 3 and first woman we showed the note to was unsure but she yelled to another woman in the back who came out and brought me my missing clothes! I was so happy!
To be continued