Meet my new best friend Cecilia! What a sweetheart she is. She’s 63 and bless her heart she had to take a 1 hr bus trip and walk a block in 95 degree, 90 % humidity to come and pick me up and then repeat the trip to get back to her house. After we got settled in, she cooked up some octopus in a red sauce with mashed potatoes that was delicious! We cleaned the table and headed down to the beach which is about 100 yards away and took a swim. While we there a young man about 30 that is her neighbor came out to take a swim. They talked for a couple of minutes and then he started swimming out into the ocean. I don’t know how far he went or how long he was gone but I lost sight of him. After awhile I see him far off in the distance swimming back in. Needless to say I was in awe! We watched the most amazing sunset while swimming at Playa Hermosa and I can see why it’s named that! It is stunning in its beauty!
We are having a little difficulty with communication but she thinks in 2 months I’ll be singing Español like a bird. She didn’t exactly say it that way but she did say I would be able to speak enough to get by but that’s still my hope!
Back to the house we went to shower and change out of our suits. Later in the evening she asked if I was hungry which I was and she whips out a fish cervich which was delicious!
There are 2 beds in the house and 2 out on a screened porch that also serves as the kitchen and we both went to sleep in our respective beds out on the porch which is the desired sleeping area when the heat and humidity are high which they are this time of year.
I was awakened to a menagerie of bird sounds, monkeys and many more I didn’t recognize but hope to eventually. A truly unique and wonderful experience for me! The house is tastefully decorated, well organized and very functional and I’ll get photos up when possible.
If this is any indication of what my time here will be, it’s going to be an amazing Chapter Dos! Really limited on bandwidth here but there are so many pictures I want to take and share. I’ve seen a lot of restaurants with wifi nearby so I’m optimistic it’s not going to be a problem.