September 13, 2014
Mex Day 4, San Blas
... She flew in on UA 807 from SFO at 15.00. On the way to the airport, I stopped briefly in Sayulita to say hi to Felipe and Silavana. I parked my bike and waited in the international arrival terminal. Took her almost 2 hours to get out of customs. Then she finally appeared. She brought light luggage and her helmet. We suited up and rode back to San Blas the same way I had come. A road that lead through farm towns with many speed bumps. Then the road winds through some lush green and finally snakes along the coast. We decided to make a stop at one of the beaches. Everything looked a bit abandonded, like something was here before or is going to be there. A promenade was half covered in sand, many houses seemed to be empty. Lori shot some GoPro footage of me riding along the beach at the edge of the water. It looked very cool.
Back at the Mision de San Jose, I introduced Lori to Pepe. For dinner, Pepe, Lori and I rode our bikes to La Isla, a seafood restaurant in town, which I found closed on two previous night. Pepe on his electric bicycle, Lori and I on the bigger bike.
The seafood was good, the maritime decor unique. The place was kind of quiet. We were the only guests. But hey, the company made up for it. After dinner, we decided to head to a local bar at the town square and watched Boxing, Mayweather against a fighter from Argentina. Mayweather won. Finished two pitchers of dark Corona and went back to the hotel.
And wouldn't you know it. Unfortunately, next to my room, had settled a group of 6 young Mexicans, who were staying for the Mexican Independence Day. Of course, they were having their own little fiesta, singing loudly and making all kinds of noise until the early morning hours. The tranquility and peace from the days before were history...the night was short lived.
Weather: dry, sunny, hot
Mood: Great (if it wasn't for the mosquitos and the noise)
September 14, 2014
Mex Day 5, San Blas
Next morning, Pepe made us an delicious breakfast with hot coffee and fresh baked bread. We went to Pepe's favorite taco place and took a cab to a spot, where you can take a boat through the mangroves to a place where you can swim safely. Apparently, there supposed to be crocodiles in the swamp, but the one the boat driver pointed out, looked fake.
Then, we took a cab back to town and walked up a stoney road to ruins of a church and an old customs hall located on a hill. On our way back to the hotel, we passed by a restaurant that served freshly smoked Mahi Mahi and Marlin. It was delicious, even though I was still full from the tacos. In the evening, Lori and I sat out on the porch, played serveral rounds of poker with dice and a cup and had a few beers. It was fun. I won. Pepe had told the kids to keep it quiet. So, we got some well deserved rest that night.
Weather: sprinkling, then dry, then sprinkling, then dry, then sprinkling....