So second day of rain and getting kind of bummed – just hung out and read and such. Went to dinner at Sunset Grill and had some yummy Aztec chicken soup; dh had shrimp cocktail. We sat at the bar and had a pretty good crowd; guess people coming over from Ixchel maybe.
Finally see the sun on Friday AM and went to Barlito’s for breakfast. Had the best toasted cheddar bagel with just a schmear of cream cheese – perfection! Dh had a sesame bagel and eggs – a big portion. We chatted with Tifany a little and eaves-dropped on the conversation next to us – two women who either live on Isla or are staying for an extended period. We walked the malecon and passed Steven’s – saw Bev but did not stop as she was busy. Went to the beach from 10 to 2 when it started clouding up again. Water is delightful – I just love Playa Norte with the “never gets hot” soft white sand.
Enjoyed Los Fueguitos for dinner – we both had steaks – only ones there till almost done and another couple came and sat right in the doorway table – prime spot – what a lovely view of the water! Bill came to $1,000 pesos with 2 wines, 2 gins, 2 steaks and brownie with vanilla ice cream that we split. You get a small salad on the plate with your steak and some white and sweet potatoes.
Saturday we hit the beach at 8:30 and didn’t budge till 3:30. ‘Course we’re under the umbrella and have sunscreen on so we were fine. Romy’s was chained closed last night but only one couple at the bar; not sure what was up with that.
Because we were so desperate to be on the beach, we never did rent a golf cart or venture south. This felt sort of strange but every trips different. This was #8 and we already booked air for May cause I happen to check and found a really low fare so what the hey!
Brisas on the water for dinner and we split a nice New Zealand Sav Bl that we are familiar (Noblio – sp?) with (but can’t spell) and both had grouper. I don’t know what it is with me but I really didn’t have a bunch of stellar meals this trip – dh’s baked potato was cold (!) and the fish was just ok but not amazing – and there weren’t a lot of customers there but anyway – it wasn’t that bad and I do love the setting – we ate on the sand – bugs were not bothering me on Isla.
Then we stopped in at Bobo’s cause Brian is just so congenial and I feel very comfortable there. Wound up getting an order of fries – wish we’d eaten there instead. No other customers, had a nice chat, bartender very good.
Oh, funny – dh chatted in the water Saturday with a couple also staying at Nautibeach from Vancouver. They had just come from Akumal and saw the same wedding on the beach (see my trip report on that forum) that we did!
So we grabbed another breakfast at Rooster’s on leaving day and almost got caught in the rain – but it was a passing shower and we made it to the 10:30 ferry, sat inside with sad faces!
When we started standing in line at United at CUN, a worker looked at our e-tickets and sent us over to another booth across the way where there was no line! Guy upgraded us to the roomier leg room seats which are also closer to the front of the plane – bonus! Plane was full, naturally. About 60 degrees in Newark so no worries wearing my light clothes and yes, my flip flops – home safe – kitties fine.
It felt like a really long trip (8 days) because of switching between two spots, we think, and the rain is a distant memory, replaced with the beach, the sun, the sea, the smell and the soft sweet air. I love Isla; I’m going back.