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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Meander About Barra & Bus to Melaque

We walked more of the skinny little streets of Barra in search of the bicycle rental place to buy coffee beans.
And yes, we will go to the coffee bean store to rent bikes.
Don't ask.
It is what it is.
It is Mexico...
Also in search of a place to get Jim's haircut.
Well we didn't find either place, but we did find all of this:



Bahia de Navidad with Melaque in the distance.




The beach with a cheap tent for rent hippie house with the lagoon behind.




We found that Barra could use a good electrician.




We found a dog that wanted out.And where to buy lingerie.We found that man and a big white bird can fish together.And we were reminded of just how beautiful the grounds of The Grand Bay Hotel and Marina are...




This of course being the owner's private swimming lagoon...






Then a bus trip over to Melaque with Wally and Linda of "Andanzas".
They are pretty much marina-bound until Wally finishes healing from his back surgery, so anchoring in Melaque with the beach dinghy landings is out for them right now.
So how to see Merocky?
Bus and tienda tour by us.
We showed them the Hawaii Store full of American products and great produce, along with the "produce store in the street".
And where to buy pig and cow meat.








Or does the painting on the wall mean they sell pig that has been prepared by cow?
I'm so confused.


Then to our favorite palapa restaurant on the beach for lunch for the three of them.
I wasn't feeling well, so opted for mineral water and a float in the little surf in lieu of a taco salad.

Found another Mexican Dog for the Mexican Dog Calendar that Suzie and I are going to put together "someday".You would never see a dog that looks like this in the US...

Back on the bus to Barra.
Back on the panga back to the marina.
Back in the dinghy back to "Meerkat".
And all I wanted to do was sleep...

Felt better, so back in the dinghy to Chris and Lorry's house for a great dinner of dorado, smoked marlin pasta, salad and bread!
Y U M!
Oh, and endless fresh water showers in their guest bathroom too!!!



Let the meerkats hang out with Jungle Joe for a bit.
Ok, Jungle Joe is NOT a good influence on the meerkats...


Talked until 10 pm.
Either I was going to sleep on their couch or I had to get back in the dinghy again...
Back in the dinghy.
Beautiful slightly less than full moon lit up the lagoon ~ what a fun ride in the warm night with the boats at anchor, anchor lights reflecting in the water, Grand Bay lights sparkling on the hill.
Lovely.

9 comments:

townsendtales said...

Good dog (picture, I mean), Heather! Keep up the good work. (by the way, the deep south does have some interesting dogs)

jomamma said...

I was going to say, I have family members who have doags that look like that. Was that collar a bit tight? I'm going to have to get a map and try to re-trace your whole trip.

jomamma said...

How about these, I know you don't need socks, but maybe you'd like these. http://slipslipknit.com/?p=57

1st Mate said...

I've also heard it called "Malarky" because their patron saint is Patrick and they make a big deal of St Paddy's. There's a British woman there who sells a lot of the foods you can get in England and Europe, in her little deli, name's Penny.

Ray and Lucy said...

Ahh the lazy days of Barra and Marlarky. The memories are flooding in. Say hi to Chris and Lorry for us. Now back to my memories...

Susan said...

We can only dream now and remember the leisurely warm days and water of our time together. Your Meander about Barra is so real that we are footsteps right beside you. We have been showeling snow, hauling firewood and keeping the wood stove ablaze since we returned to our mountain top. We remind ourselves that this is not where we are supposed to be in the winter. Thanks for pounding this into our heads with your hospitality, pictures and blog. We love you and miss you. Bright Boy and Useless

townsendtales said...

Where are you? I am about to suffocate with no vicarious living!

Anonymous said...

ruth here with christmas carol reading blog

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Thanks for clarifying that I am not a dog, Suzie...
and sorry you suffocated...

Jomamma - I like socks, but don't need them right now - possibly in July I will need socks.

1st Mate - Oooh... I will try to find Penny!

Will do Ray and Lucy. Nacho says hi.

Hi Bright Boy & Useless! Glad to see you signed in now :)

Hi Ruth, Xmas Carol & Waynedeer! Ruth - email me because I do not have your boatcard after all...