|We should try to rent this one.|
Sunday evening Huitzil, a local gentleman, brought Jill and Barry some sea turtle babies to release. Huitzil finds the egg nests, collects the eggs and takes them home where they hatch. Then he releases them when it is dark. It is a lot of work, but he feels that many more survive that way. I would agree. The traffic on the beach and the fact that animals like to eat the eggs all add to the lower survival rate. Hatching and releasing allows the babies to have a greater chance of survival. We had to go to dinner before dark, so we let Jill and Barry have the fun of setting this nest free!
|Cuff and Link getting ready for the big swim.|
While on the bus, we stopped in Santiago to let two gringos off. As they were getting ready to leave, they informed us that our information was all wrong. They said that the Premier Plus bus would only go to its bus stop and let people off. They said we had paid for a ticket to Old Town Manzanillo and therefore, we would have to go there, depart, and then take a local bus back to the Oaxacan market.
Linda had researched this trip and was told by several people who'd just done the trip that if we purchased the ticket to Old Town, we could get off the bus somewhere across from the market and walk to it. She explained that to the gringos and the man looked at her and laughed, then in a condescending voice said "Good luck with that!" and he exited the bus.
Knowing she had not misinterpreted the information about this bus ride, Linda then talked to the bus driver, a fellow employee, and a young Mexican woman who was attempting to do the same thing as we were. They said that we could get off the bus at the Soriana with no problems. They said they would stop and signal us when we arrived. Which they did.
|Just the right fit!|
The market was just opening when we arrived so we had the run of the place. It was fun to look around, but we were a bit disappointed. The selection owasafts were not anything like in year's past. It only took us an hour to look it over. We purchased nothing.
Next we shopped in the Soriana for a bit and bought a couple things.
Linda led Marcy to the Flexi shoe store. Daren and I sat in the air conditioned comfort, on a big red couch, as the ladies tried on evey shoe in the store. Linda had success, but Marcy came away empty handed. It wasn't that she didn't give it a hell of a try though.
By then we were hungry and needed to get some food. We walked back down the street to a place called El Fogon where we had a great meal.
Linda led us home and we collapsed in the comfort of our casas. It was another fun day.