I woke up with the sunrise, made some coffee, and took it out to the communal balcony. Ahhh, how wonderful. I sat there above the street and enjoyed watching Isla come to life. Kids going to school on motos, people going to work, others stopping to visit with friends.
I went for a morning walk making sure I checked out the Caribbean and the bayside waters. I ended up at Q'bravo. It is such a cute place with wonderful people. The iced coffee was very good served with a little pitcher of milk so I could customize my cup. I had scrambled eggs and it came with toast, beans, grilled zucchini, plantains, and potatoes ($80 pesos). They have 3 homemade sauces – avocado, chipotle and habanero. They were great. Who know avocado goes so well on eggs! It was a lot of food, too much for me, in fact.
I went for many, many walks today so I could try to eat more. The beach was great as always and I tried swimming and walking in the water for more exercise. There were a few clouds and storms over Cancun but nothing over Isla. I decided to have lunch in my room, sliced mango and my left over salbute de pescado from Abuelos. Even cold, the salbute is soooo good. The meat is so well seasoned, with fresh tomato, avocado and onion sliced on top. All of this piled on a homemade corn tortilla.
I found Sergio, the batik artist, just hanging out on the south end of Hidalgo. He had a few with him so I bought one with 2 tortugas. They are so cute and the batiks travel real well in a suitcase. He also reminded me of the background of my first batik I bought from him. I had a picture in my phone so I could get the info. I had to take notes in Spanish and Maya but I got it. He is such a nice guy and so enthusiastic about Maya history.
One of my walks was down Jaurez, around the end of the navy base, then back up Medina. What a great little island. It was very windy and humid. No real sunset but the walk along the beach was gorgeous.
I went to Abuelos for dinner, I had to have more of their food. I had limonada and tacos de pescado. It came with salsa and totopos, of course ($100 pesos). They have wonderful salsa, I think its the best on Isla. They were so sweet.
This trip was such a great idea. It is so restorative to soul and body. I get to just do what I want to, eat when and where I want to, sleep when I need to. It is fabulous. I feel immense gratitute to my husband and family for making this time possible. I finished the first book I brought and have started the next. I talk to friends as long as I want to without someone saying “mom, when are we going to the beach” or “I'm hungry”. I still have 3 more days to fully enjoy.